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The Ohio Department of Transportation held a dedication ceremony for its new $8.2 million maintenance garage on June 27. The 21,600-square-foot facility is twice as large as the building it replaces.

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State DOTs Tracking El Niño to Prepare Roads for Winter

As much as 70% of state Departments of Transportation are tracking El Niño to make preparations for the unusual winter weather ahead, including increasing stocks of salt and de-icing chemicals, according to a new survey.

Epoke Spreaders Simplify Anti-Icing Efforts

An Epoke spreader can be used to distribute seven different kinds of materials: salt, sand, split-stone, pre-wetted dry material, liquid, liquid combined with dry material, and pre-wetted dry material and liquid.

Iowa City Cuts Salt Use With Webtech System

Using Webtech Fleet Center, West Des Moines has cut its salt usage from 4,000 to 5,000 tons in 2007 and 2008, to less than 2,300 tons in 2012 and 2013 combined even with an expanded infrastructure.

Ohio City Reduces Salt Use, Saves $300K

Even with a jump from 28 snow events in one winter to 63 snow events in the next, the City of North Canton, Ohio was able to cut its salt usage by nearly 50%, saving the city $300,000.

States Spent $1.1B Maintaining Roads This Winter

Twenty-three States spent around $1.1 billion from October 2014 to mid-April 2015 to pre-treat, plow, or spread chemicals and other materials on roads to keep them open and safe this winter.