Iowa DOT Office of Maintenance Winter Operations Decision Support Tools

This work is focused to support improved operational decision making for winter maintenance through three specific areas: (1) Heat Mapping: Develop a summary of automatic vehicle location (AVL) pings and display summary cost, material, and plow pass information on a map; (2) Visualizing Maintenance Impacts: Provide a better understanding of the impact of winter maintenance on mobility and safety in user-defined time periods and locations; (3) Plow Blade Wear Analysis: Conduct an analysis to understand plow blade performance based on experienced wear. This work is expected to have immediate implementation for both central office and highway division managers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract to a Performing Organization has not yet been awarded.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $125000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Addendum 616

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hawkins, Neal

  • Start Date: 20170601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20200630

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01645255
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Addendum 616
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2017 3:57PM