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Winter Maintenance Research Roundup

Here’s a look at some in-progress research projects from agencies around the country. Improve and Gain Efficiency in Winter Operations, Indiana DOT. Project description. Evaluation of Slurry Box, Underbody Scraper, and Two-Way Reversible Plow, Minnesota DOT. Project page. Weather-Responsive Management Strategies, Texas DOT. Project page. Reducing Uncertainties in Snow Fence Design: Development of Methods for […]

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Winter Maintenance Research Roundup

Check out these recent reports from agencies around the country: Update of the Class 8 Truck Study, Utah DOT, October 2019. Research report. Road Weather and Creative Safety Messaging on Dynamic Message Signs, Minnesota DOT, October 2019. Research report. Validation of the Mechanical Rocker Test Method for Ice Melting Capacity (MRT-IMC), Nebraska DOT, 2019. Research […]

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Call for Presentations: 2020 International Road Weather and Winter Maintenance Conference & Peer Exchange

Call for Presentations: Organizers of the 2020 International Road Weather and Winter Maintenance Conference & Peer Exchange are looking for practical and innovative presentations on best practices in road weather management and winter maintenance operations. Presentation abstracts are due March 2; the conference and peer exchange will be held September 21-23 in Atlanta. Details and […]

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Winter Maintenance Research Roundup

Check out these recent reports from agencies around the country: Synthesis of Safety Applications in Winter Weather Operations, Texas DOT, November 2019. Research report. Relationships Between Weather and Roadway Safety, Iowa DOT, September 2019. Research report. Modeling the Macroscopic Effects of Winter Maintenance Operations on Traffic Mobility on Washington Highways, Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility […]

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Save the Date: 2020 Pacific Northwest Snowfighters Conference

Save the date! The Pacific Northwest Snowfighters will hold their 2020 conference on June 2 and 3 in Portland, Oregon. For details on past conferences, see the PNS website. Other upcoming events: TRB Annual Meeting (January 12-16, Washington, DC) APWA Snow Conference (April 19-22, Cleveland, Ohio) National Winter Maintenance Peer Exchange (week of September 21, […]

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Clear Roads Training Materials Featured in APWA Reporter

As temperatures drop, industry magazines are turning their focus to winter maintenance. The October issue of APWA Reporter features an article on Clear Roads training materials: Video training on plowing intersections and interchanges Video training on using liquids for anti-icing and deicing Snowplow Operator and Supervisor Training: 22 customizable instructor-led training modules For more winter […]

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Winter Maintenance Research Roundup

Check out these recent reports from agencies around the country: NCHRP Research Report 889: Performance Measures in Snow and Ice Control Operations, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, 2019. Research report. Snow and Ice Control Performance Measurement: Comparing “Grip,” Traffic Speed Distributions and Safety Outcomes During Winter Storms, Vermont Agency of Transportation, April 2019. Research report. […]

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Important Update on Clear Roads QPL

As we work to restructure the product submittal process for the Clear Roads Qualified Products List (QPL), we are requesting that no product checklists or samples be submitted until further notice. We hope to be able to start receiving products by October 14. Thanks for your patience as we make this transition. Please share this […]

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News and Updates: September 2019

Clear Roads members are heading to Burlington, Vermont, next week for the group’s fall meeting, where they will review investigator proposals for 2019 projects. Minutes will be posted on the Meetings page. In other news: Time is running out to submit presentation proposals for APWA’s 2020 North American Snow Conference (proposals due September 30) and […]

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Save the Date: 2020 Winter Maintenance Peer Exchange

In September 2020, the National Winter Maintenance Peer Exchange will merge with the quadrennial conference held by TRB’s Winter Maintenance and Surface Transportation Committees to become the 2020 International Road Weather and Winter Maintenance Conference and Peer Exchange. Sponsored by TRB, Aurora, Clear Roads and the Snow and Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Program (SICOP), this […]

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