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Clear Roads Selects 2021 Winter Maintenance Research Projects

Clear Roads, a MnDOT-led national research consortium focused on rigorous testing of winter maintenance materials, equipment and methods, selected seven new research projects for 2021 funding:

  • Grip Sensor Technology and Salt Applications
  • Best Practices for Protecting DOT Equipment from the Corrosive Effects of Chemical Deicers (Update to CR 13-04)
  • Efficacy and Environmental Impact of Non-Chloride Deicers
  • Training Module Development for CR 18-03: Evaluation of SSI and WSI Variables
  • Evaluation of Electric Vehicle Technologies for Winter Operations
  • Calculating Plow Cycle Times from AVL Data
  • Determining the Migration of Chloride-Based Deicers Through Different Soil Types Adjacent to Chloride-Treated Roadways

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