Snow and Ice Pooled Fund Cooperative Program (SICOP)
Documents & Reports

AASHTO Liaison
Rick Nelson, SICOP Coordinator

New Additions:

PIARC US National Committee 2022 Paper Award Winner in Winter Service

PIARC US National Committee 2022 Paper Award Winner in Road Resilience

Library of Reports and Documents:

Effective Use and Application of Winter Roadway Maintenance Material Enhancers, PennDOT (2015)

Clear Roads completed projects listing

Aurora projects underway and completed listing

Using Mechanical Ice Breakers to Improve Snow and Ice Removal Operations (2016), Caltrans Division of Research, Innovations, and System Information

Winter Highway Maintenance Operations: Connecticut (2015), Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering for the Connecticut Department of Transportation
Executive Summary | References and Appendices

NCHRP 20-07 (318): “Revised Chapter 8, Winter Operations and Salt, Sand and Chemical Management, of the Final Report on NCHRP 25-25 (2013)

NCHRP 20-07 (300): “Methods for Estimating the Benefits of Winter Maintenance Operations and Final Report” (2012)

NCHRP 20-07 (287): “Grand Challenges: A Research Plan for Winter Maintenance” (2011)

NCHRP 20-07 (147): “Controlling Blowing and Drifting Snow with Snow Fences and Road Design (2003)

NCHRP-20-07 (200): Vehicle-Based Technologies for Winter Maintenance: The State of the Practice (2006)

NCHRP 20-07 (117): “Benefit Cost Study of RWIS/Anti-Icing Technologies (2001)

NCHRP 20-36 RRD 238: 1998 Scanning Review of European Winter Service Technology (1999)

NCHRP 20-68A, US Domestic Scan Program, Scan 07-03 BEST PRACTICES IN WINTER MAINTENANCE, Summary Report (2009)

NCHRP RRP 250: Improved Visibility for Snowplowing Operations (2000)

NCHRP Report 526: “Snow and Ice Control: Guidelines for Materials and Methods” (1998)

NCHRP Report 577: “Guidelines for the Selection of Snow and Ice Control Materials to Mitigate Environmental Impacts” (2007)

NCHRP 20-07 (250): Update of the AASHTO Guide for Snow and Ice Control (2008)

Siting Guidelines for Road Weather Information (RWIS) Environmental Sensor Stations (ESS) (2005)

Summary of agencies working with AVL systems in snow plows (2016)

Independent Report on the Mid-February 2007 Winter Storm Response for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2007)

I-35W & Mississippi River Bridge Anti-icing Project: Operational Evaluation Report (2001)

Executive Summary | Report  |  Appendices

Best Practices of Outsourcing Winter Maintenance Services (2001) (prepared for VMS by Rodney Pletan and Dick Stapp)

Anti-Icing Success Fuels Expansion of Program in Idaho (2001)

Special Report on Winter Maintenance in Kalispell , Montana (2000)

The Use of Abrasives in Winter Maintenance – Project TR434 (2001) Iowa DOT 

Temperature and Humidity Effects on the Coefficient of Friction Value After Application of Liquid Anti-icing Chemicals (1999)

Manual of Practice For an Effective Anti-icing Program (1996)

Manual of Practice For an Effective Anti-icing Program Appendix C (1996)

Paper on Avalanche Hazard Reduction by Rand Decker and others at University of Utah (2000)

AASHTO Standard Cutting Edge Punchings