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MATERIAL APPLICATION GUIDELINES (PER LANE MILE)
***Double these rates for centerline applications***
Current Pavement Temperature Range (°F) Anticipated Pavement Temp. Change (Higher or Lower) Severity/ Precipitation Type Application rate 240lb Per Ln/mile Recommended Treatment Comments
Above 32 Higher Light-Rain, Sleet or Wet Snow 240 Initial application, reapply as needed Pre-wet salt application Do not Pre-treat roadway
Lower Moderate to Heavy-Rain, Sleet or Wet Snow 240 Pre-Wet initial Salt application Pre-treat roadway with Calcium Chloride @ 20-30 gals per lane mile
25 to 32 Higher Light Freezing-Rain, Sleet, Dry Snow or Wet Snow 240 Initial application plow and reapply as needed Pre-wet Salt with Calcium Chloride @ 8-10 gals per ton

Pre-treat roadway with Calcium Chloride @ 20-30 gals per lane mile
or Pre-Wet Salt with Calcium Chloride @ 8-10 gal per ton.
Moderate to Heavy Freezing Rain, Sleet, Dry Snow or Wet Snow 240
Lower Light-Freezing Rain, Sleet, Dry Snow or Wet Snow 240
Moderate to Heavy-Freezing Rain, Sleet, Dry Snow or Wet Snow 240
20 to 25 Higher Light-Sleet, Dry Snow or Wet Snow 240 Initial application, plow/reapply as needed Pre-treat roadway with Calcium Chloride @ 20-30 gals per ton

Pre-wet Salt with Calcium Chloride @ 8-10 gal per ton
Moderate to Heavy-Sleet, Dry Snow or Wet Snow 240
Lower Light-Sleet, Dry Snow or Wet Snow 240 Initial application, plow/reapply as needed
Moderate to Heavy-Sleet, Dry Snow or Wet Snow 240
15 to 20 Higher Light-Sleet or Dry Snow 240 Initial application, plow/reapply as needed Pre-treat roadway with Calcium Chloride @ 20-30 gals per lane mile

Pre-wet Salt with Calcium Chloride @ 8-10 gals per ton
Moderate to Heavy-Sleet or Dry Snow 240
Lower* Light-Sleet or Dry Snow 240 Initial application, plow/reapply as needed
Moderate to Heavy-Sleet or Dry Snow 240
15 or Below Apply sand if necessary, plow as needed Monitor pavement temperature. Switch to wetted salt if rising above 15°F


If snow is blowing off roadway and no hard pack exists, materials will not be applied.
MassHighway will not apply on pack unless applied with Salt 

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