Weather-Responsive Management Strategies

Weather-responsive management and maintenance strategies are innovative approaches to traffic operations management and roadway maintenance that mitigate the effects of adverse weather on the transportation system. Desired outcomes of these strategies include reduced weather-related vehicle crashes, decreased delays, improved mobility, and environmental benefits. This project will demonstrate a strategy to improve safety and reliability to reduce costs and improve dissemination of information to travelers via roadway ice maintenance and traffic operations integrations. The demonstrated strategy leverages mobile and connected vehicle data, as well as weather-related data sources, to closely track Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) ice prevention and response activities, public driving patterns, and regional precipitation. The outcome is to optimize the application of anti-icing agent and ice removal activities, as well as to inform travelers of road conditions and treatment progress. With this demonstration, this project enhances the value of current and future strategy implementation by showcasing data archiving and analysis processes that fit within TxDOT information technology (IT) architecture and cybersecurity model, actionable choices presented through decision support systems, better public awareness through relevant information dissemination strategies, system robustness through data quality checking, and better understanding through performance metrics. All of these elements are critical for any well-developed weather-responsive management and maintenance strategy.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $708,537
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Jensen, Darrin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation Research

    3925 W. Braker Lane
    Austin, TX  United States  78759
  • Principal Investigators:

    Bhat, Chandra

  • Start Date: 20190603
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20230630

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713061
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-7007
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2019 2:49PM