CDOT Thermal Mapping

The purpose of this project is to evaluate the technical merit, costs, and benefits of Thermal Mapping in the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT's) winter maintenance operations. Thermal Mapping is a recognized method of determining road surface temperature variations across a highway network that can be utilized to optimize treatment approaches, leading to safer and more cost-effective operations. Thermal Mapping will also determine whether the road weather information system (RWIS) stations are in the optimal locations for uniform coverage.