STUDDED TIRE WEAR IN MONTANA

In the autumn of 1971, the Department of Highways began an evaluation of the effect of studded tire usage on Montana pavement surfaces. During winters of 1972 and 1973, approximately forty-five percent of Montana drivers used studded tires. Pavement surfaces are ice or snow packed during the worst winter months approximately 30% of the time. On high type bituminous concrete pavement the average wear for a two year period was less than 1/16 inches or a 1/2 inch of wear in approximately 20 years. It would appear that because of relatively light traffic volumes, studded tire wear does not significantly increase costs of maintaining Montana's pavement surfaces.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Montana Department of Highways

    Materials Bureau, 2701 Prospect Avenue
    Helena, MT  USA  59620

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Miller, E C
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143961
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Research Study-7923 Final Rpt., FHWA/RD/M-0297
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM