Hot Shots for Cold Climes - Evaluating Treatment of the Hardest Icy Spots

Recent optimizations in deicer application by weather conditions have helped reduce costs and improve environmental impacts, and these optimizations have become the standard in winter roadway maintenance. When icy conditions develop on trouble spots, state patrol asks for more salt as vehicles are sliding sideways and crashes multiplying, and people may be getting hurt. In times like these, the consideration of environmental protection can be neglected, and much good work of deicer optimization can be negated. This study proposes to evaluate: the reduction in levels of service caused by these trouble spots; the frequency of occurrence; the winter maintenance response, particularly the additional deicer resources, targeted to the trouble spots; the calculated adjustment in environmental protection caused by this response.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • MP-19(002)


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $170,315.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Performing Organizations:

    Minnesota State University, Mankato

    Center for Transportation Research and Implementation
    342 Trafton Science Center
    Mankato, MN  United States  56001
  • Principal Investigators:

    Druschel, Stephen

  • Start Date: 20190528
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01691171
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1033068
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 22 2019 1:59PM