Self-Heated Pavements

Lose of vehicle's control in New York (NY) State during winter time increases transportation-related fatalities and injuries. In fact, fatalities and injuries due to icy roads are more than four times those from natural disasters at the national level. In addition to their high safety hazards, icy roads limit the growth of the economy in New York State - and other northern states - since they reduce the capacity of major highways due to slow traffic, accidents, or road closures. Further, road closures in extreme snowstorms constrain the mobility and accessibility of people, public transit, and emergency vehicles which increases the social hazards. Aiming to overcome all hazards associated with icy-roads, New York State implements various techniques for highway deicing such as (1) spreading roads with deicing salts which deteriorate pavement materials and increase the salinity of ground water streams, (2) using the extremely expensive porous asphalts for better vehicle control and faster snow and ice clearing compared to conventional pavements. Without the environmentally hazardous deicing salts or the expensive asphalt mixes, this project presents another technique to ensure ice-free surfaces in winter time.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $168620.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Project Managers:

    Thorson, Ellen

    Eickemeyer, Penny

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cornell University

    Ithaca, NY  United States  14853

    Columbia University

    610 SW Mudd
    500W 120th Street
    New York, New York  United States  10027

    State University of New York, Albany

    1400 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  United States  12222
  • Principal Investigators:

    Orr, David

    Yin, Huiming

    Longtin, Jon

    Abdelaziz, Sherif

  • Start Date: 20150601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180430
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39609

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01562671
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Research Center
  • Contract Numbers: 49198-30-27
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: May 1 2015 2:50AM