SPR-4808: Reducing the Dependency on Chlorides & Impacts

This project will develop an agency-level program initiative to reduce the use and impacts of chlorides while not compromising the state’s traffic safety and flows in winter times. A three-pronged approach will be used to aid INDOT in developing this future strategy: (i) a comprehensive and comparative analysis of different de-/anti-icing materials and their impacts; (ii) an analysis of operational rules, methods, and tools that crew and staff use in the stages of storage, transporting, and application of chlorides, and (iii) development of a pilot “awareness” program for the INDOT workforce that promotes a culture of sensitivity and discreteness toward salt usage.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $149738
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

      Purdue University
      1284 Civil Engineering Building, Room 4154
      West Lafayette, IN  United States  47907-1284
    • Principal Investigators:

      Labi, Samuel

      Shah, Amisha

      Yu, David J

    • Start Date: 20240101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250430
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01890956
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-4808
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 24 2023 3:06PM