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Episode 11: Which way should the snowplow go? Route Optimization

By June 6, 2018Uncategorized

Having an efficient and effective winter maintenance program is built largely on having the right resources at the right place at the right time. This begs to question, Which way should the snowplow go? Route optimization made the top-10 list of things for a world class winter maintenance program and is front and center on the minds of state members of the SICOP winter maintenance technical service program. Several state DOTs are utilizing route optimization programs and many more are considering starting a route optimization program.

Kyle Lester(CO DOT), Jim Hughes (WI DOT), and Larry Gangle (ND DOT) sit down with SICOP and Talk Winter Ops and talk about their experiences with route optimization in their states.

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  • Bob Lannert says:

    Very interesting discussion from 3 different perspectives/states. Wisconsin is a very interesting state where each county performs the work as a contractor for the state and has a real advantage when performing work on ALL routes at different service levels…. when compared to Turn Pike authorities which performs on 1 or 2 levels of service and they are done on all routes, sitting. Where Wisc blends all LOS routes and can readily move resources across the system to better utilize for longer periods; providing much better eq usage and likely much better trade cycles which improves equipment dependability….. but working with 72 counties/districts is extremely hard to implement best practices, quickly.

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