A DISCUSSION OF THE VALUE OF WINTER MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES FOR THE PREVENTION OF ICY ROADS IN GREAT BRITAIN

The highway authority's responsibilities and the maintenance engineer's problem of knowing whether or not to salt the roads in his area are outlined. Weather conditions leading to possible ice formation are described and the decision-making process salt/no salt is presented. Information is included on weather forecasting, its limitations are discussed, and possible meteorological errors are explained. A flow diagram relates the road danger warning to the cost/benefits of the decision salt/no salt taken by the maintenance engineer. Corrosion, due to rock salt or natural environment is considered at more length and it is hoped in conclusion that more accurate weather forecasting may lead to less rock being used on roads. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    London University, England

    Department of Geography
    London WC1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • THORNES, J E
    • Blackmore, R A
  • Publication Date: 1977

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Working Paper 1 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM