Road Salt Impact Assessment (4.10)

The proposed study supports a project sponsored by MaineDOT, titled “Road Salt Impact Assessment.” Winter weather and maintenance treatments have significant impact on highway safety and operations. Understanding the safety impact of these factors directly influence decisions on diminishing maintenance funds, and cost-benefit analysis of alternative maintenance strategies. The proposed research will investigate the fatal, injury, and property damage only crashes to identify trends with weather and road conditions over the last 10 years in Maine. The study team will analyze the frequency and severity of winter lane-departure crashes in Maine, and evaluate the results over time. The team also perform a statistical analysis to identify the hotspot locations. This additional research analyzes both single and multi-vehicle crashes and also considers truck crashes. Additionally, the study team considers all crash severities (not just fatality) in winter condition.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $66435
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551847101

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    University of Vermont, Burlington

    College of Engineering and Mathematics
    33 Colchester Avenue, 109 Votey Building
    Burlington, VT  United States  05405-0156

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    One University Drive
    Lowell, MA  United States  01854

    University of Maine, Orono

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    5717 Corbett Hall
    Orono, ME  United States  04469-5711
  • Managing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    University of Maine, Orono

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    5717 Corbett Hall
    Orono, ME  United States  04469-5711

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Dunn, Denise

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center

    University of Maine
    Orono, ME  United States  04469

    University of Maine, Orono

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    5717 Corbett Hall
    Orono, ME  United States  04469-5711
  • Principal Investigators:

    Rubin, Jonathan

    Shirazi, Ali

  • Start Date: 20200815
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220831
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01851434
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551847101
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 14 2022 2:17PM