Unconventional Application of Snow Fence

Region 3 maintenance forces were noticing that they were going out to plow certain sections of road after a storm when the sun was shining because of drifting snow. Some snow fence was placed on the right-of-way line which is contrary to the design recommendations. It has reduced the need for the plows to go back after storms because of drifting snow in the areas of the snow fence. However, the adjacent sections of road still have the drifting. A study is proposed to look into the non-conventional application of snow fence on Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) roads to document the effectiveness of the existing locations and determine the conditions in which more snow fence would be successful.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Utah Department of Transportation

      4501 South 2700 West
      Project Development
      Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380
    • Managing Organizations:

      Utah Department of Transportation

      4501 South 2700 West
      Project Development
      Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380
    • Project Managers:

      Richins, Jason

    • Performing Organizations:

      Utah Department of Transportation

      4501 South 2700 West
      Project Development
      Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114-8380
    • Principal Investigators:

      Richins, Jason

    • Start Date: 20141101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20161231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01593483
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Utah Department of Transportation
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 10 2016 7:01PM