An IRF workshop held in partnership with the Municipality of Istanbul gathered more than 70 participants to discuss effective winter maintenance strategies in light of successful international practices.
Ensuring a continued delivery of services, preserving the environment and offering a safe driving environment in harsh winter conditions were some of the focal topics addressed over the two-day workshop help at the invitation of the International Road Federation on September 26-27.
The workshop offered an opportunity for delegates to learn from, and interact with, international practitioners from Nordic countries responsible for managing winter maintenance activities in challenging conditions. A key finding of the workshop was the need to embed winter maintenance programs within broader sustainable asset management strategies and identifying/measuring service levels across key municipal services (such as hospitals and schools).
Participants were also given practical insights on the latest technologies and equipment available to implement these strategies.