Guide for Snow and Ice Control Operations

The objective of this research is to develop a guide that will serve as the primary source for guidance on all aspects of snow and ice control operations. The guide is intended for adoption/publication by AASHTO and will supersede the 1999 AASHTO Guide for Snow and Ice Control, and other guidance on snow and ice control operations. Accomplishment of the project objective will require at least the following tasks. Phase I: (1) Review the AASHTO Guide for Snow and Ice Control, related literature and research findings, and other information relevant to snow and ice control operations (e.g., equipment, materials, technology, and strategies) to identify a scope for the proposed guide. This information may be obtained from published and unpublished sources and contacts with practitioners. (2) Based on the information gathered in Task 1, propose an updated research plan to be executed in Phase II to develop a guide that addresses all aspects of snow and ice control operations and serves as the primary source of guidance to the winter maintenance community. The plan shall include a tentative outline of the proposed guide. (3) Prepare an interim report that documents the research performed in Tasks 1 and 2 and includes the updated research plan for Phase II. Following review of the interim report by the panel, the research team will meet with the project panel. Work on Phase II of the project will not begin until the interim report and the Phase II research plan are approved by the NCHRP. The decision on proceeding with Phase II will be based on the contractor’s documented justification of the updated research plan.  Phase II: (4) Execute the plan for developing the guide.  Develop a draft version of each chapter and submit, as they are completed, for NCHRP review. (5) Assemble all chapters in a coherent document to serve as a draft version of the proposed guide. (6) Prepare and submit a final deliverable that documents the entire research effort and includes (1) a research report documenting the work performed in the project and used to develop the guide and (2) a stand-alone proposed Guide for Snow and Ice Control Operations.    


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 06-18

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Hanna, Amir

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI)

    400 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South
    Suite 300
    College Station, TX  United States  77845-4375
  • Principal Investigators:

    Habermann, John

  • Start Date: 20190701
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01672238
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 06-18
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2018 3:02PM