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New Clear Roads Research: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Deicers

This Clear Roads project identified equipment improvements and refinements to the mechanical rocker test, giving agencies a more accurate tool for evaluating deicer performance.

Clear Roads Honored With First-Ever Transportation Pooled Fund Excellence Award

The Clear Roads Winter Maintenance Research study has been selected for a 2024 Transportation Pooled Fund Excellence Award! This new annual award is only given to two pooled fund studies per year in recognition of “meaningful collaboration and partnership to advance national transportation research priorities in the areas of safety, economic strength, equity, sustainability, and organizational excellence.”

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!

Montana Evaluates High Friction Surface Treatments for Bridge Decks

A polymer overlay can extend a bridge deck’s service life by making it more waterproof and resistant to chlorides. These treatments are also known to improve surface friction, increasing skid resistance and driver safety.

Clear Roads’ National Survey Compiles Ninth Year of Winter Maintenance Data

We’ve published our ninth Annual Survey of State Winter Maintenance Data, which compiles winter resources, material and cost data from 41 states for the 2022-2023 winter season.

New Podcast Episode of Talkin’ Winter Ops

Now in its seventh season, AASHTO’s Talkin’ Winter Ops podcast hits the ground running with an all-new episode.

Winter Maintenance at the 2024 TRB Meeting

Clear Roads has prepared a listing of winter maintenance presentations from the 2024 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting.
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