Highway departments around the country are finding it necessary to make more than the standard logistical arrangements for battling snow and ice. Special attention is being paid to the knotty problem of deicing salt. In these days of tight highway budgets, price increases of as much as 20% have made salt conservation more than desirable. It has become a necessity. The article reports on a survey of highway officials to determine how the problem is being handled. The survey found that strategies are being devised which combine time-tested conservation methods, such as re-calibration of spreading equipment, with innovative programs to provide clear, safe roads for the public while still staying with a salt budget.

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  • Accession Number: 00176604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM