FHWA TEST AND EVALUATION PROJECT NO. 28: ANTI-ICING TECHNOLOGY. SUMMARIES OF STATE EXPERIENCES

In an effort to provide better winter maintenance service, 15 States experimented with a new strategy known as "anti-icing" for improving traction and safety during winter storms. The States participated in the Federal Highway Administration's Test and Evaluation Project No. 28 (TE-28), a 2-year experiment to determine the conditions under which anti-icing technology is most effective, as well as which strategies hold the greatest potential for success over a range of topographical, climatological, and traffic conditions. Anti-icing involves integrating state-of-the-art weather forecasting and report systems with innovative materials and application methods to form an improved winter road maintenance strategy. This report consists of the brief reports prepared by the participating States, describing their experiences during the 2-year study using both anti-icing (test section) and conventional (control section) practices. The summaries are single page, standard format and are presented alphabetically by State.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1996 12:00AM