SYNTHETIC VS WOODEN SNOW FENCE. FINAL REPORT

To investigate the effectiveness of synthetic snow fences against the traditional wooden snow fence, a site was selected on S.H. 14's right-of-way at milepost 18.1. The synthetic snow fences were easier to install than the wooden fences because they were lighter (approximately one-fourth of the weight of the wooden fences), and because they stretched easier. They required substantially less room to haul. The snow trapping efficiency of the synthetic snow fences was comparable to that of wooden fences. The result of this study has demonstrated the use of synthetic snow fences as an alternative to the traditional wooden snow fences. However, their installation close to a ranch with grazing bulls is not recommended. Bulls have tendencies to either lean against them or chew on them.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado Department of Transportation

    4201 E Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  United States  80222

    Federal Highway Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Ardani, A
  • Publication Date: 1991-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CDOT-DTD-R-91-3
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM