Winter road maintenance is a complex and challenging endeavor for any highway maintenance agency. It involves bringing skilled maintenance employees and their equipment together in a battle against Mother Nature. Split-second decisions have to be made as to what warnings are given, deicing materials to apply, plowing to be done. These decisions determine the safety and mobility of the driving public.
An MDSS is a computer-based, customizable tool that provides winter maintenance personnel with route-specific weather forecast information and treatment recommendations.
All of these translate into a safer and more efficient transportation system.
South Dakota (Lead State)
Allen K. Williams, P.E.
Anthony McClellan, P.E.
(989) 754-0878 ext 259