Monitoring road clearing effectiveness

The Idaho Transportation Department is charged with snow and ice control on more than 12,000 lane-miles covering mountain passes to rolling hills and valley floors.

Within two years, all Idaho snowplow operators will be controlling spreaders from the cab via Cirus Control’s SpreadSmart Rx system with 7-inch touch screen. The GPS-enabled units track how much deicing material each driver applies and cost $3,500 to $4,500.

At 70%, District Two’s Mobility Index far exceeds the state’s 55% goal.

Idaho Transportation Department operational districts.

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