The reoccurrence of certain features of landslides in Kentucky suggests that the difficulties in the State can be readily classified. Because of this repetitive nature, one can be alerted to the possibility of slides in certain situations early in the planning and design stages of the facility to be constructed. Thus, the traveling public might be spared the inconvenience illustrated in Figure 1. Enough cannot be said concerning the necessity for having adequate soils and geological information concerning possible routes for highway locations, and a review of a number of landslides in Kentucky suggests that there are certain troublesome geologic formations.

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No. 266

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Presented at the Landslide Seminar, University of Tennessee (September 18-20, 1968).