Skip to main content


Dr. Yusuf A. Mehta
Publication Year
Publication Type

Anti-icing, deicing and pre-wetting methods have become common for winter maintenance of roads. Brine (23%salt solution) is the most common material for anti-icing, deicing and pre-wetting processes. Typically brine is prepared from rock salt. There are very few studies that have investigated the use of naturally occurring brine for anti-icing and deicing. This study focused on the use of naturally occurring brine in the Syracuse, New York area for winter roadway maintenance. Participating agencies included the Village of Fayetteville, Onondaga County and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Onondaga East Residency office.