Make Intentional Winter Operations Decisions Based on Pavement Temperatures and Weather Conditions
Every winter storm is different. When making intentional winter maintenance decisions, focus on the pavement temperature and pavement conditions not general weather forecasts. There are a variety of weather forecasting services that cater to winter professionals – both public and private. These services provide key winter weather information that can help inform your decisions for winter maintenance. Basing application rates on pavement temperatures can reduce wasted materials and help you choose the most cost-effective material or application rate for the pavement conditions.