Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Road Research

NRRA Preventive Maintenance Team

Orange barrels on a highway

Preventive Maintenance Team

The preventive maintenance team is comprised of technical experts in the area maintenance of concrete and asphalt roadways. Activities 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.

Submit ideas for Topics for Tech Transfer (Newsletter, Research Pays Off, Videos, Pavement Workshop)

Current Projects and Resources

Phase II projects

Short Term Research

  1. Surface Characteristics of Diamond Ground PCC Surfaces
  2. Pavement preservation approaches for lightly surfaced roadways
  3. Future--Partial Depth Repairs of Concrete - Draft August 4th (WORD)
  4. Future--Surface Treatments for HMA Pavements - Draft July 25th (WORD)

Long Term Research Development

  1. Maintaining Poor Pavements
  2. Effective Long Lasting Partial Depth Joint Repairs for Challenging Conditions
  3. Future--Effects of Aging on HMA Pavements - 9/23/2016(WORD)
  4. Future--Cost Benefit Life Cycle of Pavement Smoothness - not apart of the MnROAD construction effort (WORD)

Pavement Manual Information

Illinois DOT Pavement Preservation chapter



Meeting Notes/Action Items

Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Note that meeting dates/times may change depending on member schedules and holidays.