Update: The 2020 MnDOT/LRRB Academic Research RFP is now open.
What we do
The MnDOT Office of Research & Innovation administers research projects for MnDOT and the Local Road Research Board.
Our staff helps to identify the innovation needs of transportation practitioners and shepherds their research projects from the idea stage all the way to implementation.
Check out the Research Strategic Planning and Priorities that guide our work. According to a survey, 78 percent of recently completed research has impacted how MnDOT serves Minnesotans (2015-2018 Research Program Outcomes Survey).
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Explore our research
Detailed findings of a wide range of transportation-related research projects.
Literature review that synthesizes technical and/or policy information on a specific research topic.
The MnDOT Research Implementation Program offers the opportunity to pilot test new equipment, technology, or research that can set the stage for future full development.
Bringing you the latest news about research and innovation at MnDOT.
A quick-reference guide to our research program.