Roads Training Materials

Thank you for joining a Roads training. Please prepare for training by reviewing the manual linked here (free to print or download) and exploring the other available resources.

Training Manual
Minnesota Snow and Ice Control: Field Handbook for Snowplow Operators Second Revision (PDF)

Class Handouts & Resources
Anti-icing Practices Interactive Lookup (Excel Workbook)
An automated workbook for determining appropriate anti-icing application rates based on type of material and expected winter maintenance event.

Deicing Practices Interactive Lookup (Excel Workbook)
An automated tool for determining deicing practices and application rates based on type of material, pavement temperature and trend, and precipitation type.

Anti-icing Application Rate Guidelines (PDF)
A quick reference table detailing recommended anti-icing application rate guidelines presented in the Roads Manual.

Deicing Application Rate Guidelines (PDF)
A quick reference table detailing recommended deicing practices and application rate guidelines presented in the Roads manual.

Direct Liquid Application Technical Reference Guide (PDF)
Guidelines for using direct liquid application (DLA) for deicing roadways.

Calibration Card (PDF)
An example calibration card for any salt spreading equipment.

Rate Reduction Worksheet (PDF)
Use this worksheet to apply the Smart Salting Application Rate Guidelines to a site or route you are most familiar with.

BMP Form (PDF)
Use this form to track which of the Smart Salting Practices you might incorporate in your own operations.