Iowa DOT Office of Maintenance Snow Plow Optimization

The objective of this project is to develop routing algorithms for snow plow operations. First, the research team will analyze current garage locations and available equipment to find a general route map that would work in most situations and under current configurations. Second, a new set of route maps will be developed by allowing trucks from different garages to plow the same road segment and reload at the most convenient garage or reload stations. A proof of concept analysis will be conducted for District 3. A future plan will be proposed to extend the work to other districts, as well as to the entire state.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $125000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Addendum 626


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dong, Jing

  • Start Date: 20170715
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01645870
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Addendum 626, 18-SPR0-007
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 7 2017 4:25PM