Transportation Infrastructure Impacts of Frac Sand Mining Industry


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To estimate the impacts and maintenance costs of the frac sand mining industry on roads and bridges, transportation engineering faculty and students reviewed literature on similar case studies, evaluated the properties of the materials of pavement materials, and used design software to analyze the impacts of increased truck traffic for Winneshiek County.

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David (Hosin) Lee
Civil and Environmental Engineering

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