ORIL Research Project: Winter Pothole Treatments for Local Roads

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Ohio’s Research Initiative for Locals (ORIL) Program, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is conducting a research project on Winter Pothole Treatments for Local Roads. The main objectives of this research are as follows: 


(1) Identify efficient and cost-effective pothole patching treatments for local roadways (e.g., cities, townships, villages, and counties).

(2) Provide recommendations for the optimal methods and materials that can enhance the performance and longevity of pothole patches installed during the winter season.


As part of this research, a simple and short survey has been developed to gather information from Ohio’s Local Public Agencies (LPAs) on current practices for winter pothole patching. Your cooperation in completing the survey will ensure the success of this study.  To view and complete the survey, please click here

The survey will be available through Monday, November 23, 2020. Please feel free to share this link with colleagues in Ohio LPAs who conduct winter pothole patching.

If you have any questions, please contact the Principal Investigator for this research, Dr. Munir D. Nazzal of the University of Cincinnati, at Munir.nazzal@uc.edu or 513-556-3736. Additional materials you would like to provide to supplement your survey response may be emailed directly to Dr. Nazzal. Your input is critical to the success of this research and is much appreciated. Thank you very much for your time and expertise.