Image of salt being dispersed onto winter road

In Minnesota, every year brings an increase in waterways impaired by chlorides from road salts. Alternative chemical, non-chemical, and mechanical solutions exist to help keep the chloride out of our waters. The Annual Road Salt Symposium presents information about the current state of chlorides in Minnesota waters and provides innovative tools and methods to help repair our waters and sustain our resources—while maintaining safe roads.

Date and Location

Not currently scheduled.

Topics Covered

  • Minnesota Winter Maintenance Model Policy
  • Should you put pickle juice on the road?
  • Slurry advantages
  • Solar roads
  • Putting Clear Roads research to work
  • Working toward lower salt in the private sector
  • Environmental Leadership Awards
  • MPCA chloride initiatives

Who Should Attend

Those interested in discussing the impacts of road salt and other deicers and the search for solutions to reduce these impacts are encouraged to attend this symposium.

Credit

Sponsors

This workshop is sponsored by the Freshwater Society, in collaboration with Fortin Consulting Inc., the Minnesota Pollution Control AgencyEnviroTech Services Inc., LIQUIDOW, and 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).