Winter Maintenance Performance Measurement Using Friction Testing

Through a literature review and a survey of current practices throughout Canada and various international countries, this study established the latest developments with regards to winter friction testing and how it is integrated into winter maintenance operations. The types of equipment used and their effectiveness according to road agencies' experiences were reviewed. The study also investigated the current approaches of road agencies related to communicating road friction in addition to other information that is provided to motorists during winter. In summary, winter road surface friction measurement has been used by three Scandinavian countries (Finland, Norway and Sweden) as a quality standard and has been found by the respective road administrations as a useful tool to safeguard traffic safety. These road agencies have indicated that measuring friction can be difficult and challenging, and there are plans to improve the quality standards with further research and development. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • ZEIN, S
  • Publication Date: 2009


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01149409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: TAC
  • Created Date: Jan 28 2010 7:31AM