20-2 Quantifying Correlations Between Winter Severity, Road Conditions, and VTrans' Snow and Ice Control Activities

Project Dates: Oct 1, 2020 - Sep 30, 2021
Project Description:

Planning for and evaluating snow and ice control (SIC) activities has been a persistent challenge for VTrans due to winter-to-winter variability in weather severity and a historical lack of objective performance measures. Recent research initiatives undertaken by VTrans and other snowbelt DOTs have helped establish objective measures of storm severity and SIC effectiveness. These measures, combined with greater data availability, provide VTrans with an opportunity to quantify relationships among winter severity, SIC costs, and SIC performance to make data-driven decisions about SIC budgeting, where SIC activities can be improved, and how SIC resources can best be utilized. 

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Researchers:

Jonathan Dowds and James Sullivan (UVM)

Champion(s)/TAC members:

Ken Valentine, Manuel Sainz, Angie Wilder, Todd Law, Shane Morin, Brian Sanderson, Brian Roberts

Implementation:

 

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