Prof Says New Device Can Solve Slippery Roadways

You see the signs frequently while driving — they read “Slippery When Wet,” and warn drivers of slippery, icy and potentially dangerous road conditions during active weather.

Civil engineering professor Ahmed Shalaby insists streets don’t need to be slippery, especially polished areas of pavement.

Shalaby and his graduate students will share information on a device that can identify hazardous areas, that he hopes to one day have adopted by pavement engineers.

“The Pursuit of Better Roads: Safe, Smart and Sustainable,” part of the Bringing Research to Life Speaker Series, will take place tonight at 7 p.m. in Room 290 of the University of Manitoba’s Education Building on the Fort Garry campus.

Admission to the public presentation is free.