WPPT7: Using the Vermont Travel Model to Determine Roadway Criticality for Flooding Hazards

Brief Project Description: In 2019-2020, the Vermont Travel Model was used in cooperation with the Agency's consultant, Milone & MacBroom, Inc., to estimate a criticality index for each road segment in selected Vermont watersheds where flooding hazards exist and roadway damage is common. An innovative new approach was used to calculate the Network Criticality Index (NCI), which represents how vital a roadway is to regional travel and how vulnerable it is to flood-relate damage. NCIs were calculated for selected watersheds in Vermont and provided to the relevant regional planning commissions so that they could take action in improving the resilience of the road network through future investment.

 

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Presenters: James Sullivan, University of Vermont

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