Snow Control

Each winter, cities across the country spread countless amounts of rock salt—also called road salt—across their roadways to eliminate icy and…
September 09, 2019
Utah DOT offers to plow roads in National Parks amidst federal shutdown
Utah DOT offers to plow roads in National Parks amidst federal shutdown
Officials with the Utah Department of Transportation are meeting with rangers from the National Park Service to discuss plowing roads in three of…
January 11, 2019
Iowa DOT set to hire 600 snowfighters
Iowa DOT set to hire 600 snowfighters
The topic of winter maintenance is a hair's breadth from being perhaps the apex topic for transportation agencies, notably in the Midwest. In an…
October 03, 2018
Syracuse plans to bolster snow maintenance by adding 20 miles of sidewalk to routing
Syracuse plans to bolster snow maintenance by adding 20 miles of sidewalk to routing
Officials with the city of Syracuse, N.Y., have announced the city's intention to expand its winter maintenance regimen by adding 20 miles of…
September 20, 2018
I work for the city of Fishers, Ind., a growing suburb just northeast of Indianapolis, as foreman of the streets department. From 2000-2017 our…
September 05, 2018
With winter now upon us, Roads & Bridges spoke with Eric Hartmann, vice president of sales and marketing for Tovar Snow Professionals, about best…
December 05, 2017
The city of St. Cloud and county of Anoka in Minnesota were both looking to enhance the performance of their salt brine operations. In 2015, St.…
October 24, 2017
Drexel University researchers have recently made a discovery that could create roads that deice themselves during winter storms. The secret? Adding a…
September 28, 2017
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