Incorporating a Winter Severity Index [WSI] to Correlate Winter Maintenance Expenses and Material Usage with the Proposed Index

Planning on the required budget and asset management of maintenance material is one of the key operational components that transportation agencies face. Inclement weather conditions require proper planning for winter maintenance services including materials and available budget for maintenance personnel and equipment. Overspending the materials in the beginning and during the winter season might lead to shortage of materials or budget for strong storms at the end season and going into spring and summer. A winter weather index can improve the estimation of required budget and allocation of resources based on the observed trends and predicted weather conditions.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Michigan Department of Transportation

      Van Wagoner Building
      425 W. Ottawa Street
      Lansing, MI  United States  48909
    • Performing Organizations:

      Michigan State University, East Lansing

      Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
      Institute for Community Development
      East Lansing, MI  United States  48824-1226
    • Principal Investigators:

      Zockaie, Ali

    • Start Date: 20230206
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250206
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01892208
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 1 2023 10:50AM