Clear Roads is currently soliciting investigator proposals for five new research projects: Expanding Application Rate Guidance for Salt Brine Blends for Direct Liquid Application and Anti-Icing Measuring the Efficiencies of Tow Plows and Wing Plows Recruitment and Retention of Highway Maintenance Workers Synthesis of Technical Requirements and Considerations for an Automated Snowplow Route Optimization RFP […]
For many years, the Qualified Products List (QPL) maintained by the Pacific Northwest Snowfighters association has served as a resource for agencies across the country, identifying deicing chemicals and additives that meet established standards for corrosiveness and impact on the environment. As the QPL continues to grow, Clear Roads will be overseeing the product testing […]
The Clear Roads Technical Advisory Committee met April 16-18 in Indianapolis to select research projects for 2019 funding. The following projects were selected: Expanding Brine Recipes and Their Use Synthesis: Retention and Recruitment of Highway Maintenance Workers Comparison of Performance of Prewet Road Salt Distributed by Traditional Chain Conveyor Spreader vs. Auger-Driven Slurry Spreader Measuring […]
In a recently completed Clear Roads project, researchers developed an hour-long video that provides animated sequences of efficient plowing paths for 10 different interchange and intersection configurations. A training manual and reference cards complement the video.
Clear Roads has published two new synthesis reports. Effective Snow and Ice Personnel and Equipment Management for Storm Activation explores how state DOTs determine when to activate and deactivate winter maintenance crews, and Accuracy of Deicer and Abrasive Material Application Equipment examines state DOTs’ practices for calibrating their deicer application equipment.
Meetings and Events | News | Research Reports | Research in Progress Meetings and Events 2019 APWA North American Snow Conference The American Public Works Association will host the 2019 APWA North American Snow Conference May 19-22 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The annual conference features presentations from snow and ice professionals and an exhibit […]
Meetings and Events | News | Research Reports | Research in Progress Meetings and Events 2017 APWA Western Snow & Ice Conference and National Snow Roadeo The 2017 American Public Works Association Western Snow & Ice Conference and National Snow Roadeo will be held September 27-29 in Loveland, Colorado. The conference will offer winter maintenance […]