Manual Notice: 2017-1

From: C. Michael Lee, P.E., Director, Maintenance Division

Manual: Snow and Ice Control Operations Manual

Effective Date: January 01, 2017



The Snow and Ice Control Operations Manual has been revised to bring it up date with current policies, organizational changes and terminology. All chapters except Chapter 5 have been updated.



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  • Throughout: names of TxDOT divisions and offices have been updated as needed and reference has been made to the Texas Snow and Ice Control Plan. Minor changes and updates in all chapters except 5.
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  • Chapter 2: Adds a new section, Section 8, to cover Brine Application because of the growing use of brine for anti-icing and de-icing applications.
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  • Chapter 4: Updates websites and links to new and additional information regarding purchasing procedures.
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  • Chapter 8: Adds a new section, Section 3, on Winter Storm Stage Definitions, which includes appropriate messages to be displayed on message signs.


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