Road Management & Engineering Journal
Road Management & Engineering Journal
July, 2001
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MDSHA (Maryland State Highway Administration) Strategies for Winter Operations

(This article is reproduced, with permission, from the Winter 2000-2001 (Volume 17, Number 1) issue of Tech Notes the newsletter of the Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center's Local Technical Assistance Program at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.)

All agencies have to develop their own winter maintenance programs and policies. The Maryland State Highway Administration (MDSHA) recently summarized their strategies with a few facts and figures. In addition to plowing snow, most programs include two main strategies to handle ice:

MATERIALS FOR THE 2000-2001 WINTER SEASON

Of a variety of possible materials, SHA uses:

BASIC EQUIPMENT

In addition to its fleet of salt spreading/snow plowing dump trucks, SHA uses:



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