SNOW AND ICE CONTROL CONNDOT RESEARCH, OPERATIONS AND POLICY

The need for the use of deicing chemicals is discussed, research in snow and ice control is reviewed, research (local, national and international) on the ecological effects of the use of deicing chemicals is described, and Conn DOT policy for snow and ice control to minimize ecological damage is presented. Policies reflecting necessary background research, as well as programs initiated to improve needed storage and handling operations are also presented. ConnDOT research in snow and ice control involved studies using calcium chloride-salt mixtures, urea, and sodium chloride brine solutions. Research on ecological effects of deicing chemicals focussed on the potential injury to soils and vegetation. Winter maintenance policy for expressways and 2-lane roads are stated, and policies relating to storage, claims associated with damage due to salt are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Highways, 24 Wolcott Hill Road, P.O. Drawer A
    Wethersfield, CT  United States  06109
  • Authors:
    • Button, E F
    • Kasinskas, M M
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM