Videos

Project webinars and videos are also available on the Clear Roads YouTube channel.

Research Project Webinars

Clear Roads project webinars provide an inside look at completed research by capturing the investigators’ final presentations of their work. For more information on any of the studies below, see Completed Research.

Clear Roads - Snowplow Route Optimization

Identifying Best Practices for Snowplow Route OptimizationProject 14-07
Investigator final presentation by Jonathan Dowds of the University of Vermont Transportation Research Center.
November 2016.

Clear Roads - Snow Removal Performance Metrics, Phase 1

Snow Removal Performance Metrics, Phase 1Project 14-05
Investigator final presentation by Xianming Shi of Washington State University.
June 2016.

Clear Roads - Synthesis on GPS/AVL Equipment Used for Winter Maintenance

Synthesis on GPS/AVL Equipment Used for Winter MaintenanceProject 14-01
Investigator final presentation by Adrian Potter, Clayton Bayer and Mark Gallagher of SRF Consulting.
May 2016.

Clear Roads - Roadway Salt Best Management Practices

Roadway Salt Best Management PracticesProject 14-10
Investigator final presentation by Wilfrid Nixon of the Salt Institute and Mark DeVries of Vaisala Inc.
December 2015.

Clear Roads - Liquid Agricultural By-Products and Solid Complex Chloride/Mineral Products

Liquid Agricultural By-Products and Solid Complex Chloride/Mineral ProductsProject 13-02
Investigator final presentation by Laura Fay of the Western Transportation Institute.
November 2015.

Clear Roads - Use of Equipment Lighting During Snowplow Operations

Use of Equipment Lighting During Snowplow OperationsProject 14-06
Investigator final presentation by Laura Fay of the Western Transportation Institute.
October 2015.

Clear Roads - Benefit-Cost of Various Winter Maintenance Strategies

Benefit-Cost of Various Winter Maintenance StrategiesProject 13-03
Investigator final presentation by Laura Fay of the Western Transportation Institute.
September 2015.

Clear Roads - Snow and Ice Control Environmental Best Management Practices Manual

Snow and Ice Control Environmental Best Management Practices ManualProject 13-01
Investigator final presentation by Laura Fay of the Western Transportation Institute.
June 2015.

Clear Roads - Best Practices for the Prevention of Corrosion to DOT Equipment: A User's Manual

Best Practices for the Prevention of Corrosion to DOT Equipment: A User’s ManualProject 13-04
Investigator final presentation by Laura Fay of the Western Transportation Institute.
May 2015.

Clear Roads - Development of a Totally Automated Spreader System

Development of a Totally Automated Spreader System Project 11-03
Investigator final presentation by Todd Thompson and Greg Thompson of Thompson Engineering Company.
May 2014.

Clear Roads - Plug and Play Initiative

Plug and Play InitiativeProject 12-06
Review of the proposed plug-and-play protocol by Bill Haley of FORCE America.
January 2014.

Clear Roads - Understanding the True Costs of Snow and Ice Control

Understanding the True Costs of Snow and Ice ControlProject 10-03
Investigator final presentation by Andrew Cadmus of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
December 2013.

Clear Roads - Determining the Toxicity of Deicing Materials

Determining the Toxicity of Deicing MaterialsProject 11-02
Investigator final presentation by Keith Pilgrim of Barr Engineering Company.
December 2013.


Multiple-Blade Plow Project

This project tested four innovative prototype snowplows capable of tackling a range of winter road conditions with the use of multiple blades. See the project page for more information.

Multiple Blade Plow - Project Prototype Plow in Action

Indiana DOT Prototype
Quad-camera footage of Indiana DOT’s multiple-blade plow prototype clearing snow. Video courtesy of Indiana DOT.

Multiple Blade Plow - Iowa DOT Prototype

Iowa DOT Prototype
Footage of Iowa DOT’s multiple-blade plow prototype in action, including the squeegee blade effectively clearing slush and all three blades (carbide, scarifier and squeegee) working together to clear packed snow. Video courtesy of Iowa DOT. 2006-2007.

Multiple Blade Plow - Iowa DOT - Road Cleared Before and After

Iowa DOT – Road Before and After
Quad-camera view of Iowa DOT’s prototype clearing a snowy road. Video courtesy of Iowa DOT.
2007.

Multiple Blade Plow Prototype - Iowa DOT - Slush Blade Removing Water

Iowa DOT – Slush Blade Removing Water
Footage of the slush blade clearing water from the road. Video courtesy of Iowa DOT.
2008.

Multiple Blade Plow - Indiana DOT - Slush Blade Operation 2010

Indiana DOT – Slush Blade Operation
Lowering and raising the slush blade on the Indiana prototype. Video courtesy of Indiana DOT.
2010.


Training and Other Videos

Training Video for Field Testing of Deicing Materials

Training Video for Field Testing of Deicing MaterialsProject 10-01
Clear Roads developed a step-by-step instructional video to accompany its Field Testing Guide for Deicing Chemicals, which outlines the three levels of field testing that DOT staff can perform to determine the effectiveness of a deicing chemical. The video complements the guide by providing a demonstration of the guide’s methodology. 2012.

Clear Roads Webinar with Caltrans Division of Equipment - Dec. 2, 2014

Clear Roads Webinar with Caltrans Division of Equipment
This video captures a presentation by Clear Roads representatives to the Caltrans Division of Equipment about Clear Roads’ structure, resources and research. The purpose was to highlight the pooled fund’s activities related to winter maintenance equipment. December 2014.


Links: Winter Maintenance Videos

Winter maintenance videos from other agencies.

Public Safety/Informational
Arizona DOT at Work (AASHTO)
Winter Driving Survival Guide (AASHTO)

Operator Training
Winter Operations Training Series (Iowa DOT)
Tow Plow Training (Michigan DOT)