What Are the Benefits of Using Road Weather Management Strategies?
There are three types of road weather management strategies that can be used to mitigate the impacts of rain, snow, ice, fog, high winds, flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, and avalanches:
Over thirty (30) case studies of such strategies are documented in Best Practices for Road Weather Management. Each case study includes an introduction, system components, system operations, benefits (i.e., transportation outcome), implementation issues, as well as references and contact information.
The benefits of road weather management strategies include:
- Improved safety due to reduced crash risk
- Increased mobility due to restored capacity, delay reductions, and more uniform traffic flow
- Increased productivity due to reduced labor, treatment material, and equipment costs
Some benefits are documented in the Road Weather Management section of the "ITS Benefits Database".
More specific information on weather events and related road weather management strategies can be found in the following areas of this web site: