Integrating Advanced Technologies into Winter Operations Decisions


Advanced technologies like mobile sensor systems, enhanced maintenance decision support systems (MDSS), and connected and automated vehicles have the potential to help transportation agencies advance the state of winter maintenance operations. A wide variety of technologies are available, but new developments are released so rapidly that state DOTs often find it difficult to integrate them into their decision-making processes. On an individual basis, these technologies have been thoroughly studied and described, but Clear Roads agencies are now looking for guidance on how best to integrate them on a systems level.


The goal of this project was to provide systems-level guidance on the many new technologies available to evaluate road conditions in an integrated blueprint.


This project developed a user-friendly guide to the technologies available for winter maintenance operations. The guide outlines what these technologies measure, describes how to integrate them into a successful winter maintenance operations strategy, and provides recommendations on how to incorporate future technologies into the strategy.

The Final Webinar took place on December 8, 2020.