The Clear Roads pooled fund project began in early 2004 in response to a need for real-world testing in the field of winter highway operations. This ongoing research program has already attracted 26 member states and is funding practical, usable winter maintenance research. Wisconsin DOT led this pooled fund from 2004 to 2009 under TPF-5(092). The Minnesota DOT now leads the project under TPF-5(218).
Clear Roads has developed a web-based toolkit that takes the guesswork out of evaluating winter maintenance investments. It facilitates cost-benefit analysis for 21 different winter maintenance materials, equipment and methods. There is also a User's Manual and training videos to help you get started. Click here to access the Cost-Benefit Toolkit.
In this quarterly e-newsletter, you'll find summaries and links to the latest technical news and best practices from the U.S. and around the world, highlighting applications of winter maintenance research and technology and the latest transportation research by state DOTs, universities, TRB and FHWA.
March 25-27, 2014
Clear Roads will meet to discuss and rank research projects for 2014 funding and get updates on research in progress.