Burns Cooley Dennis, Inc. (BCD) was retained by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce to provide geotechnical engineering services related to the investigation, design and construction of a landslide stabilization system at the Farmers Market in Jackson, Mississippi. BCD recommended a soil nail wall/slope regrading stabilization system which accommodated a number of constraints at the project site. More common methods of landslide stabilization were rejected because of these site constraints.
Use of the soil nail wall/slope regrading stabilization system:
- Allowed the design and construction to be completed in a relatively short time frame
- Did not require the closure of Jefferson Street which was located near the top of the slope
- Could be constructed within the confined site area
- Resulted in an aesthetically pleasing wall and slope
The soil nail wall/slope regrading system is a unique and cost-effective method for landslide stabilization. It can be used in areas where limited right-of-way and/or topography preclude the use of conventional stabilization methods, and does not require temporary shoring during construction. BCD’s recommended use of the soil nail wall/slope regrading system stabilized the landslide at the Farmers Market and allowed the slope to be restored to a more aesthetically pleasing configuration.
BCD was awarded the ACEC-MS 2011 Engineering Excellence Honor Award for this project.