Salt Institute honors 87 transportation facilities with Safe & Sustainable Snowfighting awards
Chris Hill | February 14, 2017

The Salt Institute has presented its Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting award to 87 transportation facilities in the U.S. and Canada.

The award recognizes “environmental consciousness and effective management in the storage of winter road salt.”

The group says roughly 26 million tons of deicing salt was applied to roadways in the U.S. last year, citing a report by the U.S. Geological Survey. With that in mind, transportation groups recognized with this award displayed advanced planning, created facilities that provide “safe and efficient” storage and showcased proper maintenance and “good housekeeping” practices, officials report.

“Each winter snowfighters take incredible risks on icy roads, working long shifts to clear our roads of snow and ice and make them safe,” says Salt Institute President Lori Roman. “They prioritize both public safety and the environment by effective practices that utilize just the right amount of salt at the right place and at the right time. The Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award represents the highest acclaim for public safety and the environment. Recipients must meet or exceed nearly 70 different criteria covering storage, equipment, safety, environmental protection and service.”

The award winners include:

U.S.


COLORADO

City of Fort Collins, Streets Department, Fort Collins

 

CONNECTICUT

Route 71A Salt Shed, Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT), Berlin

Department of Transportation Glastonbury Maintenance Facility, Glastonbury

CTDOT Miller Ave Maintenance Facility, Meriden

CTDOT Middletown Facility, Middletown

CTDOT Southington Maintenance Facility, Southington

CTDOT Department of Transportation Wethersfield Maintenance Facility, Wethersfield

 

IOWA

City of West Des Moines Public Works, West Des Moines

 

ILLINOIS

The Village of Addison, Addison

Village of Buffalo Grove Public Works Department, Buffalo Grove

City of Geneva Public Works, Geneva

Village of Lake in the Hills Salt Storage Facility Lake in the Hills

McHenry County Division of Transportation, Woodstock

 

INDIANA

Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), Crane Maintenance Unit, Winchester (New Recipient)

INDOT, Lebanon Maintenance Unit, Winchester (New Recipient)

INDOT, West Lafayette Maintenance Unit, Winchester (New Recipient)

INDOT, Albany Subdistrict, Albany

INDOT, Alexandria Maintenance Unit, Alexandria

INDOT, Aurora Maintenance Unit, Aurora

INDOT, Bluffton Maintenance Unit, Bluffton

INDOT, Cambridge City Maintenance Unit, Cambridge City

INDOT, Chesterton Maintenance Unit, Chesterton

INDOT, Dale Maintenance Unit, Dale

INDOT, Fort Wayne Maintenance Unit, Fort Wayne

INDOT, Gary Maintenance Unit, Gary

INDOT, Greensburg Maintenance Unit, Greensburg

INDOT, Falls City Subdistrict, Indianapolis

INDOT, Indianapolis Maintenance Unit, Indianapolis

INDOT, Linton Maintenance Unit, Linton

INDOT, Paoli Maintenance Unit, Paoli

INDOT, Rensselaer Maintenance Unit, Rensselaer

INDOT, Tipton Maintenance Unit, Tipton

INDOT, Winchester Maintenance Unit, Winchester

INDOT, Markle Maintenance Unit

INDOT, Michigan City Maintenance Unit

INDOT, Sullivan Maintenance Unit

INDOT, Wabash Maintenance Unit

INDOT, Westfield Maintenance Unit

 

KANSAS

City of Olathe Kansas, Olathe

 

MINNESOTA

City of Bloomington, Bloomington

 

NEW YORK

Town of North Salem Highway Department, North Salem

Town of Orangetown Highway Department, Orangetown

 

OHIO

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Belmont County, Belmont (New Recipient)

City of Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Heights (New Recipient)

ODOT Holmes County, Millersburg (New Recipient)

ODOT Ashland County, Ashland

ODOT, Crawford County, Bucyrus

ODOT, Richland County, Mansfield

ODOT, Medina County, Medina

ODOT, Erie County, Milan

ODOT, Tuscawaras County, New Philadelphia

ODOT, Huron County, Norwalk

ODOT, Lorain County, Oberlin

ODOT, Wayne County, Wooster

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Butler County Maintenance, Cranberry Stockpile, Cranberry Township (New Recipient)

PennDOT Butler County Maintenance, Zelienople  Stockpile, Evans City (New Recipient)

PennDOT Butler County Maintenance, Interstate  Stockpile, Slippery Rock (New Recipient)

PennDOT Luzerne County – Bear Creek, West Hazleton (New Recipient)

PennDOT – Kiski Stockpile Armstrong County, Apollo

PennDOT – Cowansville Stockpile – Armstrong County, Cowansville

PennDOT – Snyderville Stockpile – Armstrong County, Dayton

PennDOT – Distant Stockpile – Armstrong County, Distant

PennDOT – Crooked Creek Stockpile, Ford City

PennDOT – Luzerne County – Sugar Notch, Hanover Township

PennDOT – Luzerne County – Retreat, Hunlock Township

PennDOT – Farm Stockpile – Armstrong County, Kittanning

PennDOT – Armstrong County – Kittanning Stockpile, Kittanning

PennDOT – Luzerne County – Nuangola, Nuangola

PennDOT – Luzerne County – DuPont, Pittston

PennDOT – Luzerne County – Sun Valley, Sun Valley

PennDOT – Luzerne County – Kyttle, Sweet Valley

PennDOT – Luzerne County – Sybertsville, Sybertsville

PennDOT – Luzerne County – West Hazleton, West Hazleton

PennDOT – Armstrong County – Worthington Stockpile, Worthington

 

VIRGINIA

City of Suffolk – Public Works – Operations, Suffolk (New Recipient)

City of Roanoke – Public Works, Roanoke

 

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee County Highway Department, Wauwatosa (New Recipient)

 

CANADA


NEW BRUNSWICK

Brun-Way Highway Operations Inc. District 2 – Centreville

Brun-Way Highway Operations Inc. District 3 – Meductic

Brun-Way Highway Operations Inc. District 1 – St. Leonard, Hanwell

 

ONTARIO

Corporation of the City of Brampton – Sandalwood Parkway Yard, Brampton

City of Mississauga – Clarkson Works Yard, Mississauga

City of Mississauga – Malton Works Yard, Mississauga

City of Mississauga – Mavis Works Yard, Mississauga

City of Mississauga – Meadowvale Yard, Mississauga

Corporation of the City of Brampton – Williams Parkway Yard

 

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