Clear Roads: Standard Specifications for Plow Blades with Carbide Inserts

The current Clear Roads Pooled Fund project (TPF-5(218)) will be closing, and the next phase of this pooled fund will begin under this solicitation (TPF-5(353)). This new Clear Roads project will maintain its focus on advancing winter highway operations nationally through practical, practice-ready research related to materials, equipment, and methods. The goal of this project is to develop a set of standard specifications that can be used by agencies across the country to specify carbide-insert plow blades. State DOTs currently specify a variety of carbide-insert blades, and having a common set of specifications used by many of the 35 Clear Roads states would simplify and streamline the procurement process for state DOTs and vendors.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $49,918.90
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Clear Roads Pooled Fund

    St. Paul, MN  United States 
  • Performing Organizations:

    SRF Consulting Group, Incorporated

    One Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55477-4443
  • Principal Investigators:

    Minge, Erik

  • Start Date: 20180221
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01661438
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1028785
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2018 12:16PM