OPTIMIZING MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES, SECOND REPORT: SNOW AND ICE CONTROL OPERATIONS

This report presents the major results of an in-depth study of Snow and Ice Control Operations conducted in four States during the winter of 1975-76. The states involved were California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Utah. To the extent possible, within the time frame of the study, all aspects of snow and ice control activities (material, equipment and labor) were analyzed. Initial estimates indicate potential savings on the order of $5 million among the four states upon implementation of the changes recommended as a result of this project. The recommendation with the greatest potential for immediate cost reduction are the control of application rates and the adoption of ground control spreders. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95819

    Colorado Department of Highways

    4201 East Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80222

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    P.O. Box 2926
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120

    Utah Department of Public Safety

    317 State Office Building
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114

    Federal Highway Administration

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Miller, A S
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TS-77-208
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8250
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM