Research for AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways. Task 318. Revised Chapter 8, Winter Maintenance Operations and Salt, Sand, and Chemical Management, of the Final Report on NCHRP Project 25-25(04)

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 25-25(04), Environmental Stewardship Practices, Procedures, and Policies for Highway Construction and Maintenance, was conducted to develop a compendium of practices for integrating environmental stewardship into construction, operations, and maintenance activities. This final report on the project contains 11 chapters addressing different aspects of environmental stewardship practices for highway construction and maintenance. Chapter 8 of the report, Winter Operations and Salt, Sand, and Chemical Management, identifies recommended practices for strategic planning for reduced salt usage, and looks at initiatives by leading departments of transportation (DOTs), and practices and accomplishments in specific program areas to achieve such reductions and improve environmental outcomes. Although Chapter 8 provides the foundational elements that guide the development of environmental management systems and environmental strategic plans for state DOTs, many of the strategies contained in the chapter, particularly those in Chapter 8.3, Strategic Planning for Reduced Salt Usage, need to be updated.  NCHRP Project 20-07, Task 318 was conducted to prepare an updated version of Chapter 8 to replace the current chapter in the final report for NCHRP Project 25-25(04).  The project is complete.  The final report consisting of the revised chapter and a summary of the work performed to update the chapter has been forwarded to American Association of State Highway and Transportation (AASHTO) staff to make it available to the chair and members of the AASHTO Highway Subcommittee on Maintenance and other interested parties.  NCHRP staff will coordinate the actions required for incorporating the revised chapter in the final report for NCHRP Project 25-25(04). 

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $69980.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-07, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Hanna, Amir

  • Performing Organizations:

    Montana State University, Bozeman

    Department of Civil Engineering
    205 Cobleigh Hall
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fay, Laura

  • Start Date: 20120511
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130329
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38685

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549637
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-07, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 6 2015 1:00AM