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KANSAS Department of Transportation. Developments and Initiatives Affecting Winter Maintenance. Kansas DOT. Center line miles: 9,564.9 Lane miles: 20,968.4. Kansas DOT Winter Equipment. Single Axle Dump Trucks 17 Tandem Dump Trucks 577 Liquid Chemical Spreaders 144

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KANSASDepartment of Transportation

Developments and Initiatives Affecting Winter Maintenance

kansas dot
Kansas DOT

Center line miles:

9,564.9

Lane miles:

20,968.4

kansas dot winter equipment
Kansas DOT Winter Equipment

Single Axle Dump Trucks 17

Tandem Dump Trucks 577

Liquid Chemical Spreaders 144

Pre-Wetting Tanks 594

Wing Plows on Trucks 178

Underbody Plows on Trucks 2

Salt Brine Makers 117

kansas rwis
Kansas RWIS
  • 42 sites statewide – KDOT
  • 53 sites non-KDOT – KTA, cities, counties
  • All RWIS stations are Surface Systems, Inc.
  • KDOT full time employee for RWIS maintenance/repair
kanroad road condition reporting system
KanRoad Road Condition Reporting System
  • System Allows Real-time Data Input
  • Camera views added in 2008
  • Feeds Winter Performance Measure Database
winter index
Winter Index
  • Objective indication of winter severity
  • Formula parameters:
    • Nov 1st to March 31st
    • air temperature (min. and max.)
    • snowfall amounts
    • number of air frosts
    • temperature range
kdot maintenance training expo
KDOT Maintenance Training Expo
  • Annual 1-1/2 day training
  • Geared to the Equipment Operator to provide the latest info. in snow/ice
  • Classroom sessions, vendor booths, tours, demonstrations
  • One-third KDOT (485) maintenance employees
  • APWA attendees (100)
  • Held in Salina, Kansas - you are all welcome to attend!
so what is new
So What is New?
  • KDOT RWIS is being expanded by 11 weather stations without buying any new equipment.
reclassified eq operators creating intermediate step below subarea supervisor
Reclassified Eq. Operators(Creating Intermediate Step Below Subarea Supervisor)
  • Gives Eq. Operators Improved Career Path
  • Gives Eq. Operators Training Incentive
  • Allows KDOT to Define New Qualifications
  • Gives KDOT Better Trained Workforce
  • Gives KDOT Fully-Trained Supv. Back-up
511 system
511 System
  • System Set Up Also for Non-Traveler Use
  • System Taps RWIS for Improved Forecasts
  • System Taps RCRS for Automated, Real-Time Road Condition Data Feed
  • System Utilizes Voice Recognition Software
implementing new truck plan
Implementing New Truck Plan
  • 1) Attempts to keep the same number of trucks overall.
  • 2) Changes to a work-based justification of equipment.