2006-03: Update of SHRP H-350 and H-351

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.

Details

Status: Completed

Final Report

Final Report