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MnROAD research generates many publications. These publications have significantly advanced the understanding of pavement and materials performance.


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Research Briefs


MnROAD Researchers generate small 4 -page reports designed to offer insight into the research being performed. They offer a variety of topics and give a succinct overview.


MnROAD Research Briefs



MnROAD Research Reports and Briefs


Recent Reports


Investigation and Assessment of Colored Concrete Pavement
(PDF, 30 MB, 177 pages)

Interim with Appendix - Ally Akkari and Tom Burnham


2011 MnROAD Mainline Concrete Construction Report

Cells 5,6, and 63 Construction - Alexandra Akkari, Bernard Izevbekhai, and John Siekmeier


2010 MnROAD Construction Report

Cells 70, 71,72 Construction - Alexandra Akkari and Bernard Izevbekhai


2011 Concrete Cells Reconstruction, MnROAD, MN
(PDF, 3.4MB, 29 pages)

August 2011 - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


Evaluation of Polyvinyl Alcohol Fiber Reinforced Engineered Cementitious Composite for Thin- Bonded Concrete Overlay
(PDF, 4 MB, 48 pages)

March 2011 - Alexandra Akkari


Innovative Diamond Grinding on MnROAD cells 7, 8, 9 and 37
(PDF, 2.1 MB, 69 pages)

December 2010 - Bernard Izevbekhai and James Wilde


Incorporation of Recycled Asphalt Shingles in Hot- Mixed Asphalt Pavement Mixtures
(PDF, 3.5 MB, 83 pages)

February 2010 - Watson et. al.


Investigation of Deflection and Vibration Dynamics of Concrete and Bituminous Pavements Constructed over Geofoam (PDF, 1.65 MB, 98 pages)

November 2010 - Bernard Izevbekhai and Nathan Pederson


Influence of Pavement on Traffic Noise - Statistical Pass- By Measurements of Traffic on Several Interstate Pavements (PDF, 3 MB, 153 pages)

November 2010 - Elliot Dick, Bernard Izevbekhai and Tim Casey


2008 MnROAD Phase II Construction Report
(PDF, 3.5 MB, 159 pages)

This report details the 20+ cells reconstructed on the Mainline and Low Volume Road Road during 2008.


2007 MnROAD Phase II Construction Report
(PDF, 1.5 MB, 54 pages)

This report details the reconstruction of cells 33, 34, 35, 77, 78, 79, 83, 83 on the Low Volume Road and Farm Loop.



Phase 1 and Lessons Learned


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.


Overview of MnROAD Reports
(PDF, 118 KB, 22 pages)
Low Temperature Cracking
(PDF, 193 KB, 9 pages)
Climatic Studies
(PDF, 136 KB, 9 pages)
Low Volume Roads
(PDF, 77 KB, 7 pages)
(PDF, 115 KB, 6 pages)
Mechanistic-Empirical Design
(PDF, 218 KB, 9 pages)
Educational Benefits
(PDF, 51 KB, 7 pages)
New Products
(PDF, 56 KB, 8 pages)
IRI and Lane Ride Quality
(PDF, 137 KB, 7 pages)
Non-Pavement Research
(PDF, 129 KB, 9 pages)
(PDF, 209 KB, 4 pages)