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Minnesota Pavement Conference - February 9, 2012

A record 220 people attended the 2012 TERRA Pavement Research Conference—more than any other year in the 16-year history of the conference. Conference presentations featured asphalt and concrete pavement innovations, pavement preservation, low-volume roads, MnROAD research results, and more.

The conference drew broad participation from local, state, and national agencies, consultants, and industry. The TERRA board met in conjunction with the conference.

Introductory Plenary Session

Opening Remarks
Mark Maloney, City of Shoreview
Rory Rhinesmith, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Gerald Rohrbach Award Presentation
Rick West, Otter Tail County Highway Department

Quantifying the Sustainable Benefits of Pavement Preservation
Tom Kazmierowski, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Managing Expectations—It’s Not Rocket Surgery!
Don Theisen, Washington County Public Works Department

Asphalt Pavements Session

Project Selection and Mix-Design Guidelines for Road Rehabilitation Using Full-Depth Reclamation with Foamed Asphalt
David Jones, University of California, Davis

Effects of Interface Bonding on Performance of Asphalt Pavements and Overlays
Eshan Dave, University of Minnesota Duluth

Rapid Implementation of Warm-Mix Asphalt in Minnesota
Tim Clyne, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Concrete Pavements Session

New Concrete Design Guidelines for Cities and Counties
Dan Frentress, Aggregate and Ready Mix Association of Minnesota

Innovations in Concrete Paving
Greg Felt, Scott County Highway Department

Evolution of Whitetopping Design in Minnesota
Tom Burnham, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Pavement Preservation Session

10-Year Performance of FDR with Foamed Asphalt Stabilization
Tom Kazmierowski, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Performance Evaluation of Minnesota’s HMA Crack Sealing Program
Jim McGraw, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Frameworks for Microsurfacing and Chip-Seal Project Selection
Doug Gransberg, Iowa State University

Low-Volume Roads Session

The Road Ahead … Will It Be ‘The Road Less Traveled’?
Sue Miller, Freeborn County

Chemical Stabilization with Non-Traditional Additives: Where Are We After 100 Years of ‘Research’?
David Jones, University of California, Davis

Understanding and Calculating the Impact of Oil-Related Traffic
Jack Olson, North Dakota Department of Transportation

Concluding Plenary Session

Minnesota’s Experience with Alternate Pavement Type Selection (APTS)
Dave Johnson, Consultant

MnROAD Research Results
Ben Worel, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Constructing the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Gerry Huber, Heritage Research Group