Methods: Plow Route Optimization

Snowplow route optimization practices provides efficiency and cost reduction for agencies. However, planning snowplow routes is a complex operation that involves decisions regarding the staging, routing and refueling of the snowplow fleets that are responsible for plowing roadways and spreading chemicals and abrasives. 

 

 

 

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Related Manuals and Documents

View related documents including reports, manuals, handbooks and guidebooks on snow plow route optimization for the following agencies.

  • Colorado: Colorado DOT Snow Route Optimization Research Report
  • Kentucky: Snow and Ice Removal Route Optimization in Kentucky Report
  • New Mexico: Winter Maintenance Guide
  • Ohio: Presentation on Route Optimization for Snow and Ice Control in Columbus, Ohio
  • Ohio: Snow and Ice Practices Document for Ohio DOT
  • Missouri: Optimizing Winter/Snow Removal Operations in MoDOT St. Louis District – Includes Outcome Based Evaluation of Operations Report
  • South Dakota: Winter Highway Maintenance Plan 2017-2018

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Clear Roads Best Practices for Snow Plow Optimization

CH2MHill Snow Plow Route Optimization

 

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