(4-9-19) Mercer County Engineer Jim Wiechart released the Snow and Ice statistics for the 2018-2019 winter season.

  • Mercer County, 385.718 miles of roads
  • 12 snow plows average 32 miles per route (one way)
  • 42 days of snow & ice control in winter of 2018-2019
  • Salt used – 1,418.25 tons = $86,803.64
  • Grit used – 1.418.25 tons = $12,409.76

    Total material costs during the winter season = $99,213.40

Total regular labor hours on snow and ice = 1,377.00 hours

 Overtime hours                         = 1,244.50 hours

Total costs for snow & ice during the season = $292,555.23 (Equip., labor, & material)

Average cost for snow and ice control

  • 2013-2014 season = $1,267.47/mile
  • 2014-2015 season = $950.18/mile
  • 2015-2016 season = $399.54/mile
  • 2016-2017 season = $431.49/mile
  • 2017-2018 season = $699.21/mile
  • 2018-2019 season = $758.47/mile

 

 

 

 

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