6601 Centennial Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37243 0360
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.
For immediate assistance, please contact us at (615) 350-4132.
Geotechnical Manual (pdf) Updated October 2016
Rockfall Management System for Tennessee Final Project Report (pdf) December 2007
Rockfall Management Program (pdf) November 3, 2017
Frequently Used CAD Drawings and Specifications
Solid Rock Fill
Graded Solid Rock
Rockfall Catchment Widths
Example Sinkhole Treatments 2014 (pdf)