Salt Strategies for Open Graded Friction Courses (OGFC) and Porous Pavements

Focus Area

Water Quality/Wetlands

Subcommittee

Natural Resources

Status

Archived

Cost

$100,000-$249,000

Timeframe

1-2 years

Research Idea Scope

Porous pavements can provide the same level of service with much less salt/de-icing.  Project will identify study sites and nearby control sites, then study the sites over 2 winter seasons.

Urgency and Payoff

Reduced salt use, improved runoff water quality.

Suggested By

Thomas P. Ballestero, University of New Hampshire

[email protected]

Submitted

07/29/2010