Journal of Mountain Science

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 154–165 | Cite as

Dynamic design and construction of highway cut slopes in Huangshan area, China

  • Nengpan Ju
  • Jianjun ZhaoEmail author
  • Runqiu Huang
  • Haipeng Duan


Deformation and failure of high slope impact the construction and operation safety of highway in the mountainous areas. The deformation and failure are mainly caused by poor design which normally has not well combined with the geological conditions and unplanned construction. Therefore, effective design and construction management should be conducted for ensuring a successful construction without damage and risk. In light of the reality of high slope construction along highway in the Huangshan area, this paper proposes a technical procedure for dynamic design and construction management of high slopes along highway in the mountainous area. The proposed construction management scheme is divided into three phases, i.e., 1) design phase, 2) preparation phase of excavation, and 3) construction phase. During the design phase, experiences and lessons learnt from the design and construction of other high slopes along highway in the same region are summarized. The number of slopes and slope height should be optimized from the aspects of route selection and route form. During the preparation phase of excavation, “Excavation Permit Management System” should be adopted, and construction scheme should be made by the construction unit, then the scientific research and design unit determine whether it guarantees slope stability and makes optimization measures. During the construction phase, the scientific research unit would make proposal of optimization design, and apply the achievements of scientific research into practice through common efforts of various units based on the understanding of excavation and investigation. The management system mentioned above is adopted to conduct dynamic design and construction management for more than 90 slopes along the Huangshan — Taling — Taolin Expressway, and successful results of application have been achieved.


Highway cut slopes Dynamic design and construction Excavation Permit Management System Slope stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nengpan Ju
    • 1
  • Jianjun Zhao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Runqiu Huang
    • 1
  • Haipeng Duan
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenvironment ProtectionChengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  2. 2.Anhui Provincial Communication-Investment Group Co. Ltd.HefeChina

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