Snow and Ice Treatment Products Evaluation

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Maintenance Division employs various tools to reduce the impact of snow and ice on State travelways. Rock salt (sodium chloride) has been used for decades as the primary snow and ice treatment solution, as both a spread solid and sprayed brine solution, to treat the pavement before and during inclement weather. In addition, abrasives such as sand or cinders are sometimes utilized in an attempt to provide a level of skid resistance in situations when temperatures render chloride treatment less effective. Both treatments have been deployed on state routes for many a winter, and are considered the standard. MoDOT would like an evaluation of chemical treatments, including those being chloride-based and agriculture-based, in addition to viable alternatives on the market. The evaluation will address the cost effectiveness of the treatments, the impacts to varied pavement structures and the overall performance of the treatments.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $99461
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Missouri Department of Transportation

      1617 Missouri Boulevard
      P.O. Box 270
      Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
    • Project Managers:

      Martin, Ryan

    • Performing Organizations:

      Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla

      Department of Engineering
      202 University Center
      Rolla, MO    65409
    • Principal Investigators:

      Liu, Jenny

    • Start Date: 20191016
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211031
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01755367
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Missouri Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: TR202002
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 26 2020 10:52AM