Concern has grown in recent years over the seismic activity of the New Madrid seismic zone in Western Kentucky. In 1987, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet commissioned the Kentucky Transportation Center to analyze and assess the possible effects of an earthquake on highway facilities. Since 1987, over 1,000 miles of priority routes have been recommended for the transportation of goods and services after a major earthquake. This report summarizes the mitigation research that has been conducted. This report also discusses a plan for continuing earthquake mitigation in Kentucky through seminars, discusses bridge retrofitting, and makes recommendations for a post earthquake response.
Digital Object Identifier
Fleckenstein, L. John; Allen, David L.; and Drnevich, Vince P., "Plan for Continuing Earthquake Mitigation and Recommended Emergency Response Procedures for Western Kentucky" (1990). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 499.