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Ask the Experts: How does NTTA prepare its roads for winter weather?

Ask the Experts: How does NTTA prepare its roads for winter weather?

Ask the Experts: How does NTTA prepare its roads for winter weather?

Thanks to monitoring technology placed strategically along every NTTA road (including beneath the pavement on elevated structures), NTTA is always prepared for wintry conditions.

These sensors alert our safety experts about areas that need to be treated for grip and with chemicals to slow the formation of ice.

We monitor weather conditions and, when storms are in the forecast, we pretreat our system in advance. When icy patches are identified, we quickly dispatch trucks to specific locations to spread deicing chemicals.

During wintry weather, we track our maintenance vehicles using GPS. That allows us to quickly reposition equipment where it’s needed most.

Our crews also patrol designated routes that are pre mapped in order to provide a comprehensive coverage of our system. These crews have the ability to treat every elevated structure of NTTA’s nearly 1,000 lane miles of roads in less than two hours. Snow plows are deployed as needed (as a reminder for your safety and ours, please give these vehicles adequate space when you see us on the road). Our trained crews work around the clock during winter weather to ensure you can count on a safe drive with NTTA.

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