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AASHTO Targets Deicing Materials with New Lab Proficiency Testing Program

Does your organization have a laboratory that tests deicing products? AASHTO re:source is looking for you! Clear Roads is partnering with AASHTO re:source to help laboratories improve and standardize their testing protocols for winter materials used for anti-icing/deicing applications. Through its new Proficiency Testing Program, AASHTO re:source is helping to improve the quality of test standards, materials, […]

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New Hampshire and Iowa Recognized for High-Value Winter Research

New Hampshire DOT’s study of LED snowplow lights and Iowa DOT’s investigation of self-heating electrically conductive concrete recently captured national attention as two of AASHTO’s High Value Research winners for 2022. The award recognizes the nation’s top high-value research projects as chosen by state DOT research directors in each of the four AASHTO regions. In […]

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Clear Roads CDL Training Materials Featured in APWA Reporter

Clear Roads’ popular commercial driver’s license (CDL) training materials are in the news. An article in the August issue of APWA Reporter spotlights how agencies are using the comprehensive, step-by-step training program, which is designed to help agencies comply with new federal regulations as they train equipment operators who need to obtain or upgrade a […]

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New Clear Roads RFPs: Proposals due Sept. 7

Clear Roads is currently soliciting investigator proposals for four new research projects: Comprehensive Guide to Pre-Wetting Application Rates and Methods Best Management Practices for Liquid Chloride Storage and Pumping Systems Evaluation of Direct Liquid Application of Salt Brine vs. Granular Salt as Measured Through Various Performance and Safety Metrics Use of Dashboards for Winter Operations […]

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No Boundaries Report Identifies Strategies to Recruit and Retain Workers

Workforce shortages are a top concern for transportation agencies across the country. With maintenance workers needed year-round to keep roads clear and safe, the No Boundaries Transportation Maintenance Innovations pooled fund program has published a new report designed to help agencies identify recruitment and retention challenges and uncover noteworthy and effective solutions. The recently published […]

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New Podcast Episodes from SICOP Talks Winter Ops

Check out these recent episodes from AASHTO’s SICOP Talks Winter Ops podcast: Introducing the Next Generation to DOTs and Highway Maintenance (Episode 63) looks at three programs designed to introduce transportation and civil engineering concepts to K-12 students, including two AASHTO programs and a Senior Seminar in Public Works and Road Maintenance from Front Range […]

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Clear Roads Selects 2022 Research Projects

Each spring, the Clear Roads Technical Advisory Committee meets to review research proposals and select new projects for funding. This year, the committee selected five projects: Comprehensive Guide to Pre-wetting Application Rates and Methods Best Management Practices for Liquid Chloride Storage and Pumping Systems Effects of Additives in Lowering the Freezing Point of Deicing Salts […]

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New Clear Roads Research: Expanded Guidance for Applying Liquid Deicers

Liquid deicers such as salt brine and brine blends can effectively clear snow and ice while using less salt than traditional granular applications. To fully utilize this strategy, though, agencies need detailed guidance and application rates for multiple liquids across a variety of weather and pavement conditions. Drawing from field test results and practitioner recommendations, […]

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Call for Presentations: 2023 North American Snow Conference

Have a successful winter maintenance practice that could help others? Share your knowledge at the 2023 North American Snow Conference. Organizers are looking for public works professionals to lead the conference’s education sessions to help their colleagues more effectively manage winter operations. The 2023 conference will feature presentations on the following aspects of winter operations: […]

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