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Experimental Analysis of Road Salt and Winter Sand Application Practices for Highway Maintenance

Experimental Analysis of Road Salt and Winter Sand Application Practices for Highway Maintenance

Experimental Analysis of Road Salt and Winter Sand Application Practices for Highway Maintenance

Project Overview:

This project aims to assist government agencies to identify optimum pre-wetting ratios and application rates.

To support the goals of this project, field data is collected from various test locations, including salt application rates and pavement condition. In addition to salt application rates, data on sand applied to restore roadway friction is also collected.

Through this project, our lab analyses the data to determine optimal rates with the overall goal of reducing the impact on the environment and the financial cost of winter maintenance.

This project is conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation (Ontario).

Experimental Analysis of Road Salt and Winter Sand Application Practices for Highway Maintenance

Funding Sources:
MTO, 2017-2018