Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Research Services

We put your ideas in motion

Featured news

An oversize truck hauling a bridge beam.

MnDOT Explores the Use of a Unified Permitting Process for Oversize/Overweight Loads


Update: MnDOT Now Accepting New Ideas for Research and Implementation

The solicitation for new MnDOT research and implementation project ideas has been combined for the next funding cycle. For priority consideration of implementation projects, submit your idea by February 9. All research project ideas must be submitted by May 11 to be considered for this year's university research RFP.

About us

Research Services (part of MnDOT Research Services & Library) 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.

Learn more about our products and services on our About page and also in our annual At-A-Glance.

Looking for something specific?

Explore our research

Reports and Technical Summaries

Detailed findings of a wide range of transportation-related research projects.

Transportation Research Syntheses

Literature review that synthesizes technical and/or policy information on a specific research topic.

Accelerator newsletter

Bringing you the latest news about research and innovation at MnDOT.


A quick-reference guide to our research program.