THE EFFECTS OF HIGHWAY DESIGN STANDARDS ON SNOW AND ICE CONTROL OPERATIONS

Despite the many technological improvements of modern highways, there are new projects being designed and constructed with insufficient recognition of maintenance problems, especially those involving snow and ice control. The complications of urbanization, increased traffic, greater variation in vehicle size, initial cost restraints or considerations and ecological considerations have forced designers away from "the basics" thereby compromising highway safety. The hazards created by snow melt are explored and remedies suggested to either eliminate or substantially alleviate these and other problems to provide for greater safety and reduce maintenance costs. Methods are also offered on various techniques to obtain greater recognition by designers and constructors of the maintenance aspects of highway engineering thereby averting costly revision after maintenance becomes reponsible for new highway sections. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 74-78
  • Monograph Title: SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193859
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM