CTAP Webinar: Snow and Ice Control

September 20, 2021

CTAP Webinar: Snow and Ice Control Material Application

This free online version of our popular in-person CTAP workshop will help attendees learn how to use salt and sand most effectively.

The webinar will help attendees determine the correct chemical and proper application rates based on the weather and pavement temperature. Participants will learn that, in some cases, using less material can improve the level of service. Various anti-icing and deicing chemicals will be discussed, focusing on how they work, application rates, costs, and storage issues. Participants will also learn how anti-icing and prewetting can reduce the amount of salt used while improving the level of service. Using this training can help you reduce environmental impacts of road maintenance while maintaining safety.

Dates, Times, and Registration

Three identical sessions of this webinar will be broadcast via Zoom from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Central on the dates listed below.

  • Register:

o   October 28, 2021

o   November 3, 2021

o   November 18, 2021

If none of these dates work for your agency, you may also contact Kathy Schaefer atKathleen.Schaefer@state.mn.us to schedule an on-demand training.

Topics Covered

  • Quantifiable performance measures
  • Minimizing environmental impacts/sustainability
  • How deicers work
  • Technology and innovation

Who Should Attend

Street or road superintendents, supervisors, engineers, and all personnel responsible for snow plowing and snow removal.


0.5 Roads Scholar Program Maintenance Certificate credit and 2.0 PDHs.


This webinar is presented by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This course is subsidized through funding from LRRB and FHWA.