SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL ON THE ITALIAN TURNPIKE NETWORK

This report, as a complement to the preceding ones carried out in Italy, aims to bring in the light, statistically as well as under a quality analysis, the meaning and results of a highly efficient winter maintenance of a highway network. If we compare north European countries to Mediterranean ones, we find there is a vast variety of problems and solutions. In Italy, due to the particular orographical structure of the peninsula, the need of an efficient road and highway winter maintenance is always increasing and has become of vital importance. In fact, 80 percent of the runs, in tons/km, for the transport of goods, takes place by road and as much as 60 percent of this traffic is served by the turnpike network. A further aim of this study, which reports the winter campaigns results of 1974-1975 and 1975-1976, making comparisons with the former ones, is to furnish useful information concerning technologies and organization procedures being applied today, as well as the tendencies and updating in progress. We think necessary to point out, furthermore that the present report handles only a commentary of a wider survey comprehending several Tables. These tables contain, properly indexed, all the analytic data concerning the operation and the efficiency of the winter maintenance service on the Italian turnpike network during winters of 1974-1975 and 1975-1976. Therefore whoever might be interested to obtain the complete survey, as well as those previously carried out, may request the same writing to: A.I.S.C.A.T. - via Sardegna 40 - Rome - Italy. /Authors/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 240-244
  • Monograph Title: SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL RESEARCH
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193885
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM