Field Investigation of Verglimit

Report No: 87-R2

Published in 1986

About the report:

Verglimit is a calcium chloride based material that is incorporated into bituminous surface mixes to prevent ice and snow from sticking to the pavement. Two test sections were installed and the effectiveness of the Verglimit was evaluated for two winters. There were design and construction problems associated with the specified high density of the experimental mix, safety problems with skid resistance, and a lack of positive performance. The durability of the mix appeared to be adequate after nearly two years of service.

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Other Authors

G. W. Maupin, Jr., P.E.

Last updated: December 30, 2023

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