The 9th-Street interchange was designed and constructed with an automated electrical heating system for snow and ice removal. This report describes the heating system, its construction, and initial operation. The heating system was capable of keeping the interchange free of ice and snow accumulation. The average daily slab temperature fell below 0°C (32°F) on only one occasion. The average cost of electrical power for heating the interchange was $1,075 per day.
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Havens, James H.; Azevedo, Wm. Vernon; Rahal, Assaf S.; and Deen, Robert C., "Heating Bridge Decks by Electrical Resistance" (1978). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 836.