Clear Roads Winter Highway Operations Pooled Fund

The objectives of this ongoing pooled fund project will include: (1) Conduct structured field testing and evaluation across a range of winter conditions and different highway maintenance organizational structures to assess the practical effectiveness, ease of use, optimum application rates, barriers to use, durability, safety, environmental impact and cost-effectiveness of innovative materials, equipment and methods for improved winter highway maintenance. (2) Establish industry standards and develop performance measures for evaluating and utilizing new materials and technologies. (3) Support technology transfer by developing practical field guides and training curriculum to promote the results of research projects. (4) Conduct cost-benefit analysis to ensure that new technologies, materials or methods contribute to operational efficiency. (5) Support the exchange of information and ideas via peer exchanges and collaborative research efforts that provide opportunities for winter maintenance specialists to share experiences related to winter maintenance. (6) Promote public education and outreach related to winter maintenance and winter driving safety. (7) Conduct state of the practice surveys to share best practices on current operational issues (for example salt shortages, level of service requirements or other hot button issues).

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  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573320
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(218)
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2015 1:01AM