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Weather forecasting strategies for highway snow-and-ice control maintenance operations

S. Edward Boselly

Weather forecasting strategies for highway snow-and-ice control maintenance operations

final report, Research Project Y-3933

by S. Edward Boselly

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Published by Washington State Dept. Transportation, Planning, Research and Public Transportation Division, in cooperation with the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration in [Olympia, Wash.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Roads -- Washington (State) -- Snow and ice control.,
  • Roads -- Washington (State) -- Maintenance and repair.,
  • Transportation, Automotive -- Climatic factors.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby S. Edward Boselly III (The Matrix Management Group) ; prepared for Washington State Department of Transportation and in cooperation with U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
    ContributionsMatrix Management Group., Washington (State). Dept. of Transportation., United States. Federal Highway Administration., Washington (State). Planning, Research, and Public Transportation Division.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 25 p. ;
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16762118M

    Roadway snow and ice control (RSIC) is one of the most complex and fascinating venues for arc routing applications. W inter r oad maintenance operations involve challenging vehicle r outing. A third reason is due to public attention. Winter weather forecasts for snow and ice often get more attention in the South than in the North. Big winter storms can grab headlines in the North also but they tend to be particularly newsworthy in the South, even when relatively small accumulations are expected.

    manage the snow and ice response. (CBA Articles , 8, & 43) This plan constitutes ^notice under provisions of the A for the period November 15 – February 15 of each year it is in effect. (A) Purpose The plan organizes and coordinates the campus response to . Road Weather Information Systems for Snow and Ice Control S. EDWARD BosELLY III In , the Strategic Highway Research Program initiated a project to look at the potential effectiveness of road weather information system technologies for improving and reducing costs of highway snow and ice control. These technologies include.

    The current literature on winter maintenance practices is split into two segments: means of forecasting weather in order to plan proper winter maintenance, and optimization of maintenance operations. technology for the economical and efficient management of snow- and ice-control operations. The technology includes advanced weather forecasting capability, global positioning system (GPS) sensors, satellite communications, mobile road surface condition measurements, and reporting of snow- and ice-control vehicle operations.


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Weather forecasting strategies for highway snow-and-ice control maintenance operations by S. Edward Boselly Download PDF EPUB FB2

This report describes a survey of weather impacts on current Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) snow-and-ice control maintenance operations and how weather information is currently used within the DOT. Title: Weather Forecasting Strategies for Highway Snow and Ice Control Maintenance Operations Author: S.

Edward Boselly III Subject: Costs, Highway maintenance, Meteorological phenomena, Snow and ice control, Snowfall, Snowstorms, Weather, Weather forecasting, Winter maintenance. Weather Forecasting Strategies for City and County Road Maintenance Operations.

documenting the societal benefits and costs of snow and ice control maintenance; developing guidelines for contracting for road weather information systems; and testing the utility to road maintenance organizations of a weather radar at Seattle-Tacoma.

As a consequence, they may not be specific enough for some maintenance supervisors who have more advanced equipment available to use in their snow and ice control efforts. Equipment such as Roadway Weather Information System (RWIS) stations and de-icing and.

The decision to begin snow and ice control treatment begins with a good weather forecast and knowledge of the weather trends for your area. Maintenance supervisors have a number of alternatives available to aid in finding accurate weather forecasts to help determine when to begin snow and ice control measures.

Receive certified past weather reports once the snow stops with town specific details of the event. Ability to call us 24/7 to discuss the weather and your actions with a local meteorologist.

Receive alerts from us of upcoming weather so you can make the best of limited resources. TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document Performance Measures for Snow and Ice Control Operations highlights information on the current practices regarding the methods and measures used for assessing agency and contractor performance in snow and ice control operations.

This page provides an overview of the Snow and Ice Control Operations Manual, and introduces district control plans for handling snow and ice on the state highway system.

Timing, priorities, road closures, and railroad grade crossings are addressed. TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report Snow and Ice Control: Guidelines for Materials and Methods provides guidance for selecting roadway snow and ice control strategies, and tactics for a wide range of winter maintenance operating conditions.

snow and ice control program. Throughout the field handbook you will find environmental tips shown with this fish symbol. These tips are provid-ed to help you reduce environmental impacts from snow and ice control operations.

A blanket approach will not work for the broad range of condi-tions Minnesota experiences; different strategies are needed. Snow & Ice Plan For Winter Maintenance Agencies Presented by Jay Wells WSDOT highway maintenance agency can do. • Agency managers and supervisors are forced to plan • This section provides the guidance for all snow and ice control operations based on distinctive weather events.

Managing Snow and Ice Managing Snow and Ice Page 11 KDOT maintenance crews maintain the highways year-round. A few of the many duties they are responsible for when not battling snow and ice include: sProviding temporary traffic control and assisting law.

based on the weather. Snow and ice control materials are usually pur-chased and stored before the winter season, and climatology is used to predict the amount of material need-ed as well as the frequency of storms.

National climate data demonstrate that Texas winters are relatively mild compared to the northern parts of the United States. By The Book: Developing a Winter Weather Operations Manual Preparing A Comprehensive Plan for Snow and Ice Control Program PROPERTY OF OVERLAND PARK,KS.

PUBLIC WORKS 3 By The Book: Developing a Winter Weather Operation Manual Dave Bergner, Superintendent Public Works Maintenance Division City of Overland Park, KS. The use of chemicals for snow and ice control operations is a common practice for improving the safety and mobility of roadways in cold climate, but brings significant concerns over their risks.

Winter road maintenance accounts for roughly 20 percent of state DOT maintenance budgets. State and local agencies spend more than billion dollars on snow and ice control operations annually. Each year, these road agencies also spend millions of dollars.

Effective Winter Weather Operations Plans for Snow and Ice Control c. Monte Vista Associates, LLC, FINAL TRB M&OConf. 1 Dave Bergner, M.A., PWLF TRB/ AASHTO Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations Conference J Des Moines, IA. The Snow and Ice Control Operations Manual has been revised to make it easier to use, with more Chapter 8 — Weather Forecasting operation and maintenance of the State Highway System.

A key component of the maintenance of certain highways is the control of snow and ice. For many years. Weather forecasts and weather data, along with existing conditions (existing snow and ice occurrence) are paramount in order to formulate an effective deployment strategy for a Major Storm event.

The following are strategies to help manage a Major Storm Event: Limited and/or targeted snow removal operations are considered in the downtown area.

snow and ice control products has become a significant environmental concern because of the detrimental effects on air, water, soil, vegetation, humans, and wildlife. Snow and ice control BMPs have been developed in all aspects of winter maintenance operations, and there is a need to integrate this information with the impacts of different snow.

Road Weather Management Performance Measures Update Chapter 2. Road Weather Management Impacts Assessment OVERVIEW. Meaningful improvements in highway performance during adverse weather conditions are expected to be realized as a result of increased nationwide implementation of various road weather management (RWM) strategies.The use of chemicals and abrasives for highway winter maintenance operations is an essential strategy for ensuring a reasonably high level of service, yet the performance of such materials has to be balanced with their potential negative impacts on motor vehicles, transportation infrastructure, and the natural environment.research for winter highway maintenance I n recent years, an increase in extreme weather events has overburdened bud-gets for roadway snow and ice control (RSIC) operations in Snow Belt states.

Winter maintenance operations in many state departments of transportation (DOTs) have been stretched thin in the face of both severe weather and new.