MN SNICE Field Handbook for Snowplow Operators Update

Principal Investigator(s):

Mindy Carlson, Comm Rel/Outreach Assoc 3, Center for Transportation Studies

Project summary:

The purpose of this project is to edit and update the content in the Minnesota Snow and Ice Field Handbook for Snowplow Operators and print for distribution to local agencies. The field handbook helps promote the understanding of tools, best practices and limitations for snow and ice control maintenance operations in the areas of pavement and weather conditions, determining the best maintenance practice and examples of recommended application of chemicals used. The handbook also illustrates when to use and when not to use these tools and practices. The handbook encourages snow and ice control practices that help reduce salt/sand use and environmental impacts while meeting the safety and mobility needs of roadway users. The handbook is used for training purposes in the Center for Transportation Studiesa?? CTAP Snow and Ice Control Material Application classes. The field handbook was created, printed and distributed in 2005. Since that time, the document has been posted to the LTAP website in a PDF format, which is updated periodically and is available for download.

Project details:

  • Project number: 2021025
  • Start date: 07/2020
  • Project status: Active
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