All Research and Synthesis Projects

Project NumberTitleCompletion DateStatus
18-S1Mechanic/Operator Training and Training Needs for Winter Maintenance Equipment09/2020Completed
18-01Defensive Driving for Snowplow Operators08/2020Completed
19-01Expanding Application Rate Guidance for Salt Brine Blends for Direct Liquid Application and Anti-icingIn Progress
18-05Alternative Methods for Deicing07/2020Completed
17-02Standard Specifications for Plow Blades with Carbide Inserts04/2020Completed
19-04Synthesis of Technical Requirements and Considerations for an Automated Snowplow Route Optimization RFP TemplateIn Progress
19-03Measuring the Efficiencies of Tow Plows and Wing PlowsIn Progress
19-S2Resources, Practices and Needs for Weather Forecasting to Facilitate Winter Road MaintenanceIn Progress
19-S1Inventory and Use of Salt Spreading SystemsIn Progress
19-02Recruitment and Retention of Highway Maintenance WorkersIn Progress
18-06Standard Test Procedures for Ice Melting Capacity of DeicersIn Progress
16-05Weather Event Reconstruction and Analysis Tool12/2019Completed
18-04Review and Summary of Pre-wet Methods and ProceduresIn Progress
13-05Developing Test Bed Software to Qualify Plug and Play Technology06/2019Completed
16-03Standards and Guidance for Using Mobile Sensor Technology to Assess Winter Road Conditions05/2019Completed
18-03Evaluation of SSI and WSI VariablesIn Progress
18-02High Performance Blade EvaluationIn Progress
15-01Synthesis of Material Application Methodologies for Winter Operations04/2019Completed
16-02AWSSI Enhancements in Support of Winter Road Maintenance02/2019Completed
17-S2 Use of Prewetted Solid Materials for Roadway Anti-icing12/2018Completed
17-S3Effective Snow and Ice Personnel and Equipment Management for Storm Activation10/2018Completed
14-03Developing a Training Video and Manual for Best Practices and Techniques in Clearing Different Interchange Configurations and Other Geometric Layouts10/2018Completed
16-01Utilization of AVL/GPS Technology: Case Studies07/2018Completed
16-06Training Video for the Implementation of Liquid-Only Plow Routes06/2018Completed
17-03Aftermarket Cameras in Winter Maintenance VehiclesIn Progress
16-04Emergency Operations Methodology for Extreme Winter Storm Events05/2018Completed
17-01Integrating Advanced Technologies into Winter Operations DecisionsIn Progress
12-03Understanding the Chemical and Mechanical Performance of Snow and Ice Control Agents on Porous or Permeable Pavements01/2018Completed
15-02Identification and Recommendations for Correction of Equipment Factors Causing Fatigue in Snowplow Operators11/2017Completed
14-02 Quantifying the Impact That New Capital Projects Will Have on Roadway Snow and Ice Control Operations11/2017Completed
17-S1Calibration Accuracy of Material Application Equipment09/2018Completed
14-05Snow Removal Performance Metrics05/2017Completed
12-04Snowplow Operator and Supervisor Training04/2017Completed
16-S3Maintenance Vehicle Conspicuity02/2018Completed
16-S2Monitoring Stockpiles of Solid Winter Maintenance Materials02/2017Completed
16-S1Snowplow Truck Washing Practices10/2016Completed
15-03North American Study on Contracting Snow and Ice Response02/2017Completed
14-04Plug-and-Play Initiative: Phase II02/2017Completed
14-07Identifying Best Practices for Snowplow Route Optimization01/2017Completed
14-01Synthesis on GPS/AVL Equipment Used for Winter Maintenance09/2016Completed
13-02Understanding the Effectiveness of Non-Chloride Liquid Agricultural By-Products and Solid Complex Chloride/Mineral Products Used in Snow and Ice Control Operations05/2016Completed
14-10Roadway Salt Best Management Practices11/2015Completed
14-06Use Of Equipment Lighting During Snowplow Operations09/2015Completed
13-03Cost-Benefit of Various Winter Maintenance Strategies09/2015Completed
13-01Snow and Ice Control Environmental Best Management Practices Manual07/2015Completed
13-04Best Practices for the Prevention of Corrosion to DOT Equipment: A User’s Manual05/2015Completed
14-08Weather Severity Mapping Enhancement03/2015Completed
15-S1Annual Survey of State Winter Maintenance DataIn Progress
12-02Establishing Effective Salt and Anti-icing Application Rates02/2015Completed
12-05Comparison of Materials Distribution Systems12/2014Completed
12-06Plug-and-Play Initiative09/2014Completed
11-03Development of a Totally Automated Spreading System05/2014Completed
11-05Environmental Factors Causing Fatigue in Snowplow Operators03/2014Completed
10-03Understanding the True Costs of Snow and Ice Control01/2014Completed
11-02Determining the Toxicity of Deicing Materials12/2013Completed
11-01Cost-Benefit Analysis Toolkit (Phase II)06/2013Completed
11-04Snow Removal at Extreme Temperatures (Phase I)03/2013Completed
10-01Developing a Training Video for Field Testing of Deicing Materials12/2012Completed
10-02Mapping Weather Severity Zones09/2012Completed
08-02(WisDot-0092-09-08)Cost-Benefit Analysis Toolkit11/2010Completed
09-02(WisDot-0092-10-18)Identifying the Parameters for Effective Implementation of Liquid-Only Plow Routes09/2010Completed
07-01(WisDOT-0092-08-31)Development of Standardized Test Procedures for Carbide Insert Snowplow Blade Wear09/2010Completed
09-01(WisDOT-0092-10-17)Correlating Lab Testing and Field Performance for Deicing and Anti-icing Chemicals (Phase I)08/2010Completed
08-02(WisDOT-0092-09-09)Development of Interface Specifications for Mobile Data Platforms on DOT Vehicles04/2010Completed
07-01(WisDOT-0092-08-32)Development of Standardized Test Procedures for Evaluating Deicing Chemicals04/2010Completed
08-02(WisDOT-0092-09-21)Developing and Evaluating Safe Winter Driving Messages03/2010Completed
06-01(WisDOT-0092-06-23)Determining Effectiveness of Deicing Materials and Procedures12/2009Completed
05-02(WisDOT-0092-06-21)Calibration Accuracy of Manual and Ground-Speed-Control Spreaders02/2008Completed
05-01Synthesis of Best Practices for Eliminating Fogging and Icing on Winter Maintenance Vehicles09/2006Completed