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NRRA Structure and Teams

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NRRA Structure and Teams

NRRA Structure ChartStructure

The NRRA structure is comprised of an executive committee and five teams. The executive committee consists of agency members from various states. The 5 teams consist of both agency members and associate members. This structure, designed to foster innovation and develop implementable products for road owners, ensures high quality, relevant products based on the latest technology. Click the chart to the right to enlarge.

 

Committee and Teams

The Executive Committee

The executive committee consists of agency members from various states. The committee sets objectives, goals, and finalizes project selection made from the 5 project teams.

Technology Transfer Team

The technology transfer team is chaired by an agency member. It is comprised of communications experts working to best execute NRRA activities taking place. Activities expected include newsletters, NRRA website, outreach activities, webinars, training, implementation series and the pavement conference.

Flexible Team

The flexible team is chaired by an agency member. It is comprised of technical experts in the area of new and rehabilitation of asphalt roadways. Activities expected include prioritization of short and long term research, development of long term research test sections at MnROAD and providing input to the technology transfer team on what should be marketed.

Rigid Team

The rigid team is chaired by an agency member. It is comprised of technical experts in the area of new and rehabilitation of concrete roadways. Activities expected include prioritization of short and long term research, development of long term research test sections at MnROAD and providing input to the technology transfer team on what should be marketed.

Geotechnical Team

The geotechnical team is chaired by an agency member. It is comprised of technical experts in the area of unbound and bound materials found under the pavement surface. This includes grading and base, full depth reclamation, cold in place recycling for new and rehabilitation of roadways. Activities expected include prioritization of short and long term research, development of long term research test sections at MnROAD, and providing input to the technology transfer team on what should be marketed.

Preventive Maintenance Team

The preventive maintenance team is chaired by an agency member. It is comprised of technical experts in the area maintenance of concrete and asphalt roadways. Activities expected include prioritization of short and long term research, development of long term research test sections at MnROAD, and providing input to the technology transfer team on what should be marketed.