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Title:Assessing and Improving Efficiency of Snowplowing Operations via Data and Analytics
Principal Investigators:Nikola Markovic and Cathy Liu
University:University of Utah
Status:Active
Year:2020
Grant #:69A3551747108 (FAST Act)
Project #:MPC-637
RiP #:01757366
Keywords:deicing chemicals, geographic information systems, global positioning system, location, optimization, routes, snowplows, snow removal, software, storage facilities
 

Abstract

The core objective of this research is to improve the efficiency of UDOT's snowplowing operations. First, we will leverage GPS and GIS data to evaluate the current efficiency of UDOT's operations. Second, we will seek to improve the plowing operations with the existing resources. This will be achieved by optimizing snowplow routes and salt dome locations. These improvements are expected to reduce turnaround time by 5% to 10%. Lastly, we will develop a software to allow UDOT to efficiently manage state's plowing operations.

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