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Snowplow Route Optimization

• Industrial & Management Systems Engineering 499: Design Capstone
• City of Bozeman Streets Department

The City of Bozeman faces a significant challenge every winter in keeping city roads clear of snow and ice.  Over the years, as the city has grown, so has the amount of snow plowing. Routes have been added and expanded to meet the growth.  But currently, the Bozeman Street Department is not sure that the routes in use are optimal.  The project developed a simulation model that incorporated the variability of different snow amounts, traffic congestion, and other uncertainties to develop optimized snow routes for the priority snow removal streets.

Student project report: Snow Plow Route Optimization Report

Student project presentation: Snow Plow Route Optimization Presentation

Academic Year/Semester: Spring 2020

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