Successes and Benefits of MnROAD
Results from MnROAD have made positive impacts within the state of Minnesota and the nation at large. Increases in performance and pavement life have resulted in a reduction in costs for maintenance, repairs, user delays and congestion. Of Minnesota only (granted other states and organizations have also benefited) MnROAD studies are estimated to save $33 million/year (Phase I) and 10.3 million/year (Phase II) which both outweigh our costs.
Phase- II (2007-2016) Benefits
The MnROAD Phase II research initiative combines multi-state funded pooled projects, research initiatives led by public and private partners, and international research.
- Phase 2 Summary Report (PDF)
- Phase 2 - Benefits Report (PDF) - Summary of the Benefits from MnROAD Research
- Phase 2 - Benefits Powerpoint Summary - May 2015 (PDF)
- Phase 2 - Construction updates, 2007-2013
Phase- I (1994-2006) Benefits
From the start of construction on MnROAD in June 1990 to the conclusion of MnROAD’s first ten years of operation in 2004, engineers at MnROAD researched pavements and collected and analyzed data. Many of these activities were recorded in a number of reports published by Mn/ DOT and others.
- Construction updates,1990-2006
- Phase 1 - Benefits Report (PDF) - Summary of the Benefits from MnROAD Research
- Overview of MnROAD Reports (PDF, 118 KB, 22 pages)
- Climatic Studies (PDF, 136 KB, 9 pages)
- Drainage (PDF, 115 KB, 6 pages)
- Educational Benefits (PDF, 51 KB, 7 pages)
- IRI and Lane Ride Quality (PDF, 137 KB, 7 pages)
- Low Temperature Cracking (PDF, 193 KB, 9 pages)
- Low Volume Roads (PDF, 77 KB, 7 pages)
- Mechanistic-Empirical Design (PDF, 218 KB, 9 pages)
- New Products (PDF, 56 KB, 8 pages)
- Non-Pavement Research (PDF, 129 KB, 9 pages)
- Whitetopping (PDF, 209 KB, 4 pages)