Update of SHRP H-350 and H-351

Project Details
STATUS

Completed

PROJECT NUMBER

2006-03

START DATE

12/14/18

END DATE

12/14/18

RESEARCH CENTERS InTrans, Aurora
Researchers

About the research

Objective
The purpose of this research was to provide an updated benefit-cost assessment for weather information in winter road maintenance. The benefit-cost analyses showed that the use of weather information could bring more benefits than costs. Moreover, it was found that winter maintenance costs could be reduced by improving the accuracy of weather information and/or increasing the use of weather information. Finally, this study identified secondary benefits of deploying and using road weather information systems. These research results should help transportation agencies to guide and direct future investment in weather information services and technologies.The purpose of this research was to provide an updated benefit-cost assessment for weather information in winter road maintenance. The benefit-cost analyses showed that the use of weather information could bring more benefits than costs. Moreover, it was found that winter maintenance costs could be reduced by improving the accuracy of weather information and/or increasing the use of weather information. Finally, this study identified secondary benefits of deploying and using road weather information systems. These research results should help transportation agencies to guide and direct future investment in weather information services and technologies.

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