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Salt Application Rates

Weather Conditions

4 = Rain

5 = Freezing Rain

6 = Sleet

7 = Dry Snow

8 = Wet Snow


Salt Application Rates table

Current Pavement Tempature Range (F)
Anticipated Pavement Temature Change (Higher or Lower)
Participation
Type /Severity
Application Rate:
Pounds per two lane maile
Recomened
Treatment
Comments
           

Above 32 F
Higher

4, 6, 8 / Light
None
N/A
N/A
 
Lower
4, 6, 8/Moderate to Heavy
100 to 20
Initial Application, reapply as needed
Use Pre-wet System

           
25 to 32 F
Higher

5, 6, 7, 8 / Light
200 to 300
Initial Application, plow reapply as needed
Pre-wet @ 6 gals per ton
Higher

5, 6, 7, 8/ Moderate to Heavy

200 to 300
Lower
5, 6, 7, 8 / Light

200 to 400
Lower
5, 6, 7, 8/ Moderate to Heavy

200 to 400
           
20 to 25 F
Higher
6, 7, 8 / Light
300 to 500
Initial Application, plow reapply as needed
Pre-wet @ 8 gals per ton
Higher
6, 7, 8/ Moderate to Heavy
300 to 500
Lower
6, 7, 8 / Light
400 to 600
Lower
6, 7, 8/ Moderate to Heavy
400 to 600

15 to 20 F
Higher
6, 7 / Light
500 to 700
Initial Application, plow reapply as needed
Pre-wet @ 10 gals per ton
Higher
6, 7/ Moderate to Heavy
500 to 700
Lower
6, 7 / Light
700 to 800
Lower
6, 7/ Moderate to Heavy
700 to 800

15 F or below
Apply Sand and Plow as needed
Monitor Pavement Temperature Switch to Salt if Rising above 15 F

 

 

This page last updated on 1/9/13