A look at approximate winter maintenance costs from October-March in some of the hardest hit U.S. states. Note some figures would likely increase due to additional late-season storms or as new totals are calculated. Twenty three states responded to a survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
|STATE||AMOUNT EXPENDED (millions)||SALT (tons)||PERSONNEL HOURS|
|New Hampshire||$46||190,000||Not available|
|New York||Not provided||1,100,000||Not provided|
(asterisk)Figure comprises only MassDOT employee hours, does not account for private contractors, out-of-state crews, etc.
(asterisk)(asterisk)Updated figure provided by PennDOT
(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)Salt usage and work hours through January
Source: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials: http://www.transportation.org/Pages/Default.aspx