VERGLIMIT DE-ICING CHEMICAL ASPHALT ADDITIVE. FINAL REPORT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has used the chemical additive Verglimit in ID-2 wearing courses on three experimental overlay projects from 1985 to 1988. This report discusses the use of Verglimit by other states, its material properties and addition rate, mixing operations, construction and post construction, project accident records, and cost. It was concluded that, due to its cost and limited effectiveness, Verglimit should only be placed on highway sections with substantial numbers of ice or snow related accidents attributable to persistent early icing or sections which cannot be reached quickly by maintenance crews in times of hazardous driving conditions.

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00616494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Proj 83-39
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1991 12:00AM