Evaluating the Costs & Benefits of Snow Fences in Illinois

The objective of this project is to identify ways to motivate and reward private land owners' participation in the snow fence program while keeping the program cost effective. The research project will answer the following questions: (1) What are the current practices in IL and other Midwest states to motivate landowners' participation? (2) What are the costs to establishing and maintaining snow fences in IL and other Midwest states? (3) What are the life cycle costs and benefits of snow fences? (4) What are the constrains that limit landowners' participation? (5) What are the best strategies to motivate and reward private land owners and keep the program cost effective?


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $187500
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Qi, Yan

      Fries, Ryan

    • Start Date: 20180816
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210215
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01714394
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-191
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 22 2019 11:01AM