KLK356: Thorncreek Road to Moscow, Idaho, Wind Study
ITD Key No. 9294
Donald Blackketter and Russell Qualls
This project is to determine if concerns regarding wind movement
up and down the proposed cut and fill slopes of new Highway 95
between Thorncreek Road and Moscow are significant enough
to warrant additional study and/or mitigation.
1. Perform a general search of the literature, including
state highway departments and the technical literature to
determine if other states and locations have performed studies
of similar conditions. This search included the review of
available information from other state DOT's highway design
manuals or books and journal articles.
2. Conduct wind speed calculations of typical fill sections
based on a variety of wind speeds on a general vehicle shape to
determine the general wind flow. The shape we chose approximated
that of a semi-truck.
Total cost of the project was