The Clear Roads Research Program

brings together transportation professionals and researchers from around the country to drive innovation in the field of winter maintenance. By evaluating materials, equipment and methods in real-world conditions, the program identifies the most effective techniques and technologies to save agencies money, improve safety and increase efficiency.

Winter Maintenance Research Roundup

Check out the recent research from transportation organizations around the country.

New Podcast Episodes from Talkin Winter Ops

Check out these recent episodes from AASHTO’s Talkin Winter Ops podcast.

NCHRP Report Spotlights How Winter Road Repairs Can Affect Snow and Ice Removal

Keeping pavements in good working condition is critical throughout the year. But for many transportation agencies, decisions during the winter months regarding potholes and other repairs must be considered alongside deicing and plowing strategies.

Clear Roads Members Share Product Experiences

Thinking of trying a new winter maintenance product? See what Clear Roads members have to say!

Electric Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels for Winter Road Operations

Interviews with 13 state DOTs and others in government, as well as vehicle and fuel system manufacturers, informed this synthesis … Read more

High Performance Blade Evaluation

New tools—including a testing protocol and quick reference guide—aim to help agencies compare the costs and variables of different plow … Read more

Corrosion and Connectors Don’t Mix

This synthesis project used a survey of winter maintenance professionals and a review of relevant literature to gather information that … Read more

Winter Maintenance Research Roundup

Check out the recent research from transportation organizations around the country.

Entry-Level CDL Training Materials

A new federal rule is changing how transportation agencies train equipment operators who need to obtain or upgrade a commercial … Read more

Proficiency Testing Program for Labs

Clear Roads is partnering with AASHTO re:source to help laboratories improve and standardize their testing protocols for materials used for … Read more