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. 





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

Other Research and Resources





Clear Roads Best Practices for Snow Plow Optimization

CH2MHill Snow Plow Route Optimization


C2Logix Snow Plow Optimization Webinar