The MnDOT Office of Research & Innovation helps solve transportation problems by administering research projects for MnDOT and the Local Road Research Board.
We serve as a resource for MnDOT staff as well as city and county engineers, kick-starting research and shepherding projects to completion. At any given time, our staff manages approximately 190 research projects in progress, ranging from local initiatives to pooled-fund projects with other states, comprising both basic and applied research.
It is important to note that ours is not the only MnDOT office involved in research; other programs include:
- Office of Materials and Road Research
- Office of Traffic Safety and Technology
- Office of Maintenance
Office of Research & Innovation
A word about our name:
The Office of Research & Innovation is organizationally combined with the MnDOT Library; however, the Research & Innovation office and the Library currently maintain their own separate websites.