This Report details the results of an in-depth review of the various costs involved in the procurement, specifications, processing and storage of abrasives and chemicals used for snow and ice control. The study was conducted in early 1975 by teams of engineers from four States; Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. The study was successful and the estimate savings among the four states from the implementation of only one of the recommendations (automatic mixing) is $220,000 in one year. The study costs of $60,000 compare favorably to the estimated minimum savings to the public of $5,000,000 annually if implemented Nationwide. The techniques of Value Engineering were proven effective in the analysis of maintenance activities even in States with Operational Maintenance Management Systems. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Patton, R W
    • Harris, H W
    • Shepherd, W S
    • VanVynck, J
    • Powers, G
    • Niles, J H
    • Gould, J S
    • Johnson, L
    • Wheadon, R
    • Dunn, W
    • WELCH, B
    • Miller, A S
    • Sellon, L D
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75-524
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM