2016 Winter Maintenance

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Twenty-five years ago the goal for a winter road-maintenance fleet manager was straightforward—keep highways safe for travelers and don’t worry too…
August 29, 2016
MaineDOT has outfitted its snowplow trucks with an electronic spreader control system that accurately records the amount of granular materials and liquids applied to winter roadways.
MaineDOT has outfitted its snowplow trucks with an electronic spreader control system that accurately records the amount of granular materials and liquids applied to winter roadways.
Twenty-five years ago the goal for a winter road-maintenance fleet manager was straightforward—keep highways safe for travelers and don’t worry too…
August 29, 2016
The Clear Roads survey asked state winter maintenance departments for information about their vehicle fleets as well as add-on features.
The Clear Roads survey asked state winter maintenance departments for information about their vehicle fleets as well as add-on features.
A single grain of salt weighs mere milligrams, but numbers add up quickly in the winter maintenance world. States measure annual salt use by the ton…
August 29, 2016
Minneapolis expands bike lane maintenance
Minneapolis expands bike lane maintenance
In 2010, Bicycling Magazine named Minneapolis, Minn., as the No. 1 bike city in the U.S. The publication went on to say that the unforgiving and…
August 29, 2016
Assessing the use of snowplow lighting for optimal safety
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Snowplow vehicles often perform in conditions of limited visibility, including darkness, fog, and falling or blowing snow. The primary purpose of…
August 29, 2016
Maintaining gravel roads can cost up to four times more than winter maintenance on asphalt roads.
Maintaining gravel roads can cost up to four times more than winter maintenance on asphalt roads.
Gravel and loose-top surfaced roads were, in the earliest days of roadbuilding, pretty much all you got. These roads made up the majority of mileage…
August 29, 2016
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