Colorado Public Works Journal, Summer 2022

Thursday, 9/29 10 | REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.WESTERNSNOWANDICE.COM Education Tracks Innovation Tracks Snow Best Practices Tracks Winter Maintenance Afternoon Tracks Part 2 // 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Creating a Snow Plan Can be Messy! Presented By: Eric Lucas, Town of Windsor Have you ever managed snow removal operations combining staff from a variety of departments? If the answer is yes, then this session is for you as we will discuss a variety of ways to take the messy out of snow plans by creating employee buy-in through the use of internal and external feedback, training, and of course food! Maintenance Needs During a Storm Presented By: Jody Daily, City of Colorado Springs This session will examine what to look for and prioritize to keep crews running, materials stocked, and facilities operational during and after a storm. Hands-On Calibration Presented By: Nathan Wachtendonk, City of Green Bay, WI and Bryan Pickworth, City of Farmington Hills, MI Proper calibration saves money, reduces premature aging of infrastructure, and protects our freshwater. This session is designed to support other agencies in the region with the calibration of municipal salt trucks. Major Sponsor Showcase: Colorado Barricade Co. // 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Afternoon Tracks Part 3 // 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Blades Presented By: TBD There are many considerations in purchasing blades for snow removal. This session explores those factors, including plow type, weight, hydraulics, versatility, etc. Advanced Liquids Presented By: Laura Fay, Western Transportation Institute at Montana State; Dan Schacher, Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities; and Bret Hodne, City of West Des Moines, IA Using liquids in your winter maintenance operations has several benefits. Agencies have found that their total use of materials, particularly salt, has been significantly reduced. In addition, using liquids provides significant cost savings. Plus, experience has shown that use of liquids provides better safety and improved levels of service than more traditional approaches. We’ll examine the new ways in which liquids are being used in winter operations today. These methods include blending liquids, where small amounts of enhancing liquids are added to a base salt brine. We will also discuss the use of liquid-only routes, where agencies have had great success using liquids – not only before the storm, but also all through the storm. Finally, we’ll discuss how liquids can be used with solids to handle difficult accumulations of snow and ice. Dirt and Gravel Roads Snow Removal Presented By: Mike Livengood, Weld County Weld County covers over 4,000 square miles of very diverse roadways; this includes 2,160 miles of snow removal on dirt and gravel roads. This session will present the how’s and why’s of removing snow in this unique situation. Prize Drawing in the Exhibitor Hall // 4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Register on the Guidebook app for a list of all available valuable prizes, and for your chance to win. 7