This report contains the user's manual for ESIC (Economics of Snow and Ice Control) economic model. ESIC is a computer model designed to help both administration and engineers evaluate the economic impacts of their snow and ice control programs. The model covers maintenance, traffic and safety, vehicle corrosion and bridge deck costs along with defining areas of potential environmental damage. The input for maintenance cost, traffic characteristics, worker-wage information and weather data are readily available to the user and should be obtainable with a minimal amount of effort. The maintenance and traffic and safety costs are on a per storm basis. Traffic delay costs for a no maintenance situation are also calculated.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was sponsored through the National Pooled Fund Study of The Federal Highway Administration and the highway agencies of the following states: Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia and Washigton.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Utah Department of Public Safety

    317 State Office Building
    Salt Lake City, UT  United States  84114
  • Authors:
    • McBride, J C
    • Kennedy, W J
    • Thuet, J H
    • Belangie, M C
    • Briggs, R D
    • McConkie, F R
    • Stewart, R M
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 231 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178776
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 96
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8580
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM