All Research and Synthesis Projects

Project NumberTitleCompletion DateStatus
23-S3Synthesis: UAV Uses for Winter MaintenanceIn Progress
23-S2Synthesis: Brine-Making PracticesIn Progress
23-S1Synthesis: Management of Video Recordings and Images Taken from Truck-Mounted CamerasIn Progress
23-02Quantifying the Economic Value of Snow and Ice Operations SuccessIn Progress
23-04Using Vegetation Management Practices Near Roads to Leverage the Benefits of Solar RadiationIn Progress
23-03Updating the Impact of Capital Projects Decision Support ToolIn Progress
23-01Development of a Public Service Announcement LibraryIn Progress
22-06pH Waiver for Deicing Products and the Qualified Products ListIn Progress
22-04Evaluation of Direct Liquid Application of Salt Brine vs Granular Salt as Measured through Various Performance and Safety MetricsIn Progress
22-02Best Management Practices for Liquid Chloride Storage and Pumping SystemsIn Progress
22-05Use of Dashboards for Winter OperationsIn Progress
22-03Effects of Additives in Deicing Salts at Lower TemperaturesIn Progress
22-01Comprehensive Guide to Pre-wetting Application Rates and MethodsIn Progress
22-S1Corrosion and Connectors Don’t Mix01/2023Completed
21-07Determining the Migration of Chloride-based Deicers through Different Soil TypesIn Progress
21-06Calculating Plow Cycle Times from AVL Data02/2024Completed
21-02Update to CR 13-04: Best Practices for Protecting DOT Equipment from the Corrosion Effect of Chemical DeicersIn Progress
21-03Efficacy, Cost, and Impacts of Non-Chloride Deicers09/2023Completed
21-04Training Module Development for Evaluation of Storm Severity Index and Winter Severity Index VariablesIn Progress
21-01Grip Sensor Technology and Salt ApplicationsIn Progress
21-05Evaluation of Electric Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels for Winter Operations02/2023Completed
19-01Expanding Application Rate Guidance for Salt Brine Blends for Direct Liquid Application and Anti-icing12/2021Completed
20-05Using GIS to Highlight Highway Segments Sensitive to Deicing Materials03/2024Completed
20-04Expanded Use of AVL/GPS Technology01/2023Completed
18-04Review and Summary of Pre-wet Methods and Procedures06/2021Completed
20-03Evaluation of Indoor Automated Stockpile Measurement Systems12/2022Completed
20-07AWSSI Enhancements, Phase 208/2021Completed
20-06Salt Shed Design TemplateIn Progress
20-02Understanding the NaCl Phase Diagram06/2022Completed
18-03Evaluation of SSI and WSI Variables12/2020Completed
20-01Entry-Level Driver Training (CDL) for Maintenance Equipment Operators09/2021Completed
18-S1Mechanic/Operator Training and Training Needs for Winter Maintenance Equipment09/2020Completed
18-01Defensive Driving for Snowplow Operators08/2020Completed
18-05Alternative Methods for Deicing07/2020Completed
17-02Standard Specifications for Plow Blades with Carbide Inserts04/2020Completed
19-04Synthesis of Technical Requirements and Considerations for Automated Snowplow Route Optimization10/2021Completed
19-03Measuring the Efficiencies of Tow Plows and Wing Plows12/2021Completed
19-S2Resources, Practices and Needs for Weather Forecasting to Facilitate Winter Road Maintenance12/2020Completed
19-S1Inventory and Use of Salt Spreading Systems01/2021Completed
19-02Recruitment and Retention of Highway Maintenance Workers08/2021Completed
18-06Standard Test Procedures for Ice Melting Capacity of Deicers03/2024Completed
16-05Weather Event Reconstruction and Analysis Tool12/2019Completed
13-05Developing Test Bed Software to Qualify Plug and Play Technology06/2019Completed
16-03Standards and Guidance for Using Mobile Sensor Technology to Assess Winter Road Conditions05/2019Completed
18-02High Performance Blade Evaluation01/2023Completed
15-01Synthesis of Material Application Methodologies for Winter Operations04/2019Completed
16-02AWSSI Enhancements in Support of Winter Road Maintenance02/2019Completed
17-S2 Use of Prewetted Solid Materials for Roadway Anti-icing12/2018Completed
17-S3Effective Snow and Ice Personnel and Equipment Management for Storm Activation10/2018Completed
14-03Developing a Training Video and Manual for Best Practices and Techniques in Clearing Different Interchange Configurations and Other Geometric Layouts10/2018Completed
16-01Utilization of AVL/GPS Technology: Case Studies07/2018Completed
16-06Training Video for the Implementation of Liquid-Only Plow Routes06/2018Completed
17-03Aftermarket Cameras in Winter Maintenance Vehicles06/2021Completed
16-04Emergency Operations Methodology for Extreme Winter Storm Events05/2018Completed
17-01Integrating Advanced Technologies into Winter Operations Decisions12/2020Completed
12-03Understanding the Chemical and Mechanical Performance of Snow and Ice Control Agents on Porous or Permeable Pavements01/2018Completed
15-02Identification and Recommendations for Correction of Equipment Factors Causing Fatigue in Snowplow Operators11/2017Completed
14-02 Quantifying the Impact That New Capital Projects Will Have on Roadway Snow and Ice Control Operations11/2017Completed
17-S1Calibration Accuracy of Material Application Equipment09/2018Completed
14-05Snow Removal Performance Metrics05/2017Completed
12-04Snowplow Operator and Supervisor Training04/2017Completed
16-S3Maintenance Vehicle Conspicuity02/2018Completed
16-S2Monitoring Stockpiles of Solid Winter Maintenance Materials02/2017Completed
16-S1Snowplow Truck Washing Practices10/2016Completed
15-03North American Study on Contracting Snow and Ice Response02/2017Completed
14-04Plug-and-Play Initiative: Phase II02/2017Completed
14-07Identifying Best Practices for Snowplow Route Optimization01/2017Completed
14-01Synthesis on GPS/AVL Equipment Used for Winter Maintenance09/2016Completed
13-02Understanding the Effectiveness of Non-Chloride Liquid Agricultural By-Products and Solid Complex Chloride/Mineral Products Used in Snow and Ice Control Operations05/2016Completed
14-10Roadway Salt Best Management Practices11/2015Completed
14-06Use Of Equipment Lighting During Snowplow Operations09/2015Completed
13-03Cost-Benefit of Various Winter Maintenance Strategies09/2015Completed
13-01Snow and Ice Control Environmental Best Management Practices Manual07/2015Completed
13-04Best Practices for the Prevention of Corrosion to DOT Equipment: A User’s Manual05/2015Completed
14-08Weather Severity Mapping Enhancement03/2015Completed
15-S1Annual Survey of State Winter Maintenance DataIn Progress
12-02Establishing Effective Salt and Anti-icing Application Rates02/2015Completed
12-05Comparison of Materials Distribution Systems12/2014Completed
12-06Plug-and-Play Initiative09/2014Completed
11-03Development of a Totally Automated Spreading System05/2014Completed
11-05Environmental Factors Causing Fatigue in Snowplow Operators03/2014Completed
10-03Understanding the True Costs of Snow and Ice Control01/2014Completed
11-02Determining the Toxicity of Deicing Materials12/2013Completed
11-01Cost-Benefit Analysis Toolkit (Phase II)06/2013Completed
11-04Snow Removal at Extreme Temperatures (Phase I)03/2013Completed
10-01Developing a Training Video for Field Testing of Deicing Materials12/2012Completed
10-02Mapping Weather Severity Zones09/2012Completed
08-02(WisDot-0092-09-08)Cost-Benefit Analysis Toolkit11/2010Completed
09-02(WisDot-0092-10-18)Identifying the Parameters for Effective Implementation of Liquid-Only Plow Routes09/2010Completed
07-01(WisDOT-0092-08-31)Development of Standardized Test Procedures for Carbide Insert Snowplow Blade Wear09/2010Completed
09-01(WisDOT-0092-10-17)Correlating Lab Testing and Field Performance for Deicing and Anti-icing Chemicals (Phase I)08/2010Completed
08-02(WisDOT-0092-09-09)Development of Interface Specifications for Mobile Data Platforms on DOT Vehicles04/2010Completed
07-01(WisDOT-0092-08-32)Development of Standardized Test Procedures for Evaluating Deicing Chemicals04/2010Completed
08-02(WisDOT-0092-09-21)Developing and Evaluating Safe Winter Driving Messages03/2010Completed
06-01(WisDOT-0092-06-23)Determining Effectiveness of Deicing Materials and Procedures12/2009Completed
05-02(WisDOT-0092-06-21)Calibration Accuracy of Manual and Ground-Speed-Control Spreaders02/2008Completed
05-01Synthesis of Best Practices for Eliminating Fogging and Icing on Winter Maintenance Vehicles09/2006Completed
11-TSR1Snow and Ice Control at Extreme Temperatures04/2011Completed
10-TSR1Material Spreader Use in Winter Maintenance Operations03/2010Completed
09-TSR4Levels of Service in Winter Maintenance Operations08/2009Completed
09-TSR3Training Supervisors in Winter Maintenance Operations05/2009Completed
09-TSR2Recording Material Usage in Winter Maintenance Operations04/2009Completed
09-TSR1Post-Storm Meetings: A Survey of State and Local Practice01/2009Completed
08-TSR3Limitations of the Use of Abrasives in Winter Maintenance Operations12/2008Completed
08-TSR2Collision Avoidance Systems for Snowplows07/2008Completed
08-TSR1Virtual Snowplow Training03/2008Completed
07-TSR3Control of Roosting Birds on Transportation Structures04/2007Completed
07-TSR2Alternative Energy: Turning up the Heat on Snowy Roads and Bridges03/2007Completed
07-TSR1Using Friction Measurements to Gauge Winter Maintenance Performance03/2007Completed