Performance Measures for Snow and Ice Control Operations

Monitoring the performance in snow and ice control operations has become an increasingly important task for highway agencies and contractors because of the limited resources available to highway agencies and the increased outsourcing of these activities. Different performance measures have been used both in the United States and abroad but with varying degrees of success. There are no widely accepted measures applicable to different roadway classifications and storm characteristics. Research is needed to evaluate potential measures of performance and identify or develop appropriate measures of performance for all roadway classifications and storm characteristics. This information will help highway agencies and their contractors monitor the level of performance and make appropriate adjustments to improve performance or reduce cost, thereby effectively managing resources for snow and ice control operations and achieving the best possible value for the public dollar. The objective of this research project is to recommend methods and measures for assessing agency and contractor performance in snow and ice control operations. The research shall cover all road classifications.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 6-17

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Ames, IA  USA  50011
  • Principal Investigators:

    Maze, Tom

  • Start Date: 20050524
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080331
  • Source Data: RiP Project 10151

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463087
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 6-17
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:16PM