An automated web-based management tool that helps winter maintenance decision makers efficiently utilize salt resources saves Iowa $2.7 million per year.
A report from the Clear Roads collaborative research program.
Made Public Date
11/25/2019

925

Iowa
United States
Identifier
2019-01418
TwitterLinkedInFacebook

Iowa's Salt Dashboard Helps Garages Use Salt Efficiently

Summary Information

Spreading salt on road surfaces is one of the primary means for removing and preventing accumulation of snow and ice. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) has a new management dashboard that helps winter maintenance decision makers efficiently use salt resources. The "Salt Dashboard" is an automated web-based tool that compares the amount of salt used by each garage to targets based on salt application rate guidelines, weather information, lane miles, and level-of-service expectations. The Dashboard can also provide analysis on a district or statewide level.

FINDINGS

Iowa DOT reported that after the agency started using the Salt Dashboard in 2012, the state saves more than $2.7 million annually on salt.

Iowa's Salt Dashboard Helps Garages Use Salt Efficiently

Iowa's Salt Dashboard Helps Garages Use Salt Efficiently
Publication Sort Date
01/08/2019
Publisher
Clear Roads - Research for Winter Highway Maintenance

(Our website has many links to other organizations. While we offer these electronic linkages for your convenience in accessing transportation-related information, please be aware that when you exit our website, the privacy and accessibility policies stated on our website may not be the same as that on other websites.)

Application Taxonomy

Goal Areas
Deployment Locations