Geotechnical Operations

6601 Centennial Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37243 0360
Phone: 615.350.4130
Fax: 615.350.4128

The Geotechnical Engineering Section (GES) of the Materials & Tests Division delivers geotechnical services in support of transportation improvement programs, and maintenance projects. In supporting the transportation improvement program initiatives, the GES provides recommendations for roadway improvements, bridge foundations, retaining wall foundations, and construction issues. In support of maintenance projects, the GES provides support for emergency geohazards such as karst sinkholes, landslides, and rockfall mitigation.

General Information
For immediate assistance, please contact us at (615) 350-4132.

Geotechnical Manual
Geotechnical Manual  (pdf) Updated October 2016
 

Rockfall Management
Rockfall Management System for Tennessee Final Project Report (pdf) December 2007
Rockfall Management Program (pdf) October 2016

Frequently Used CAD Drawings and Specifications

Materials Specifications
Solid Rock Fill
Graded Solid Rock

Rockfall
Rockfall Catchment Widths 

Sinkholes/Karst
Example Sinkhole Treatments 2014 (pdf)