Maintenance crews on Hwy 53 in St. Paul


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Farm Loop

Farm Equipment

The Farm Loop was constructed in 2007 to test large sized farm equipment's effect on pavement. It consists of two test cells (83 and 84) used to evaluate the impact of farm vehicles on low volume roads.

Drawing of Farm Loop


The objectives of this study are to:


In addition to the two new test cells, new instrumentation was added to existing concrete test cells 32 and 54 on the low volume road.