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Issue #11 - May/June 2015

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In this issue: New research implementation projects announced; MnROAD-NCAT partnership; sinusoidal rumble strips; risk-based cost estimates; summer maintenance operations; new travel simulation model; light surface treatments for low-volume roads; streetlights to reduce crash rates on rural roads; economic impact of transportation projects.


Issue #10 - March/April 2015

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In this issue: Better sign life management saves millions; MnDOT library awards; portable weigh-in-motion system; industry cluster analysis for better transportation planning; timber bridge inspection; salt-tolerant roadside sod; disc-shaped compact tension test for asphalt pavements; blending fines for gravel roads; commercial driver fatigue monitoring.


Issue #9 - Jan/Feb 2015

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In this issue: New research projects funded for FY2016; Research Services & Library "At-A-Glance" released; auto-flaggers effective, improve safety; SMART-SIGNAL reduces traffic delay; multimodal options for small cities and rural areas; field testing winter maintenance tools; electronic monitoring of bridges; concrete bridge girder shear reinforcement design; concrete bridge deck deterioration; fortifying concrete pavements.


Issue #8 - Nov/Dec 2014

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In this issue: Mobile Imagery/LiDAR for Barrier Inventory; Timber Bridge Inspection Techniques (Video); Water Pollution Reducing Swales; Scour Monitoring for Bridge Safety; Bridge Deck Cracking; Strategic Plans for Transportation Research; Rolling Resistance; Heavy Vehicle Damage to Roads; Colored Concrete Deterioration; Pavement Preservation Techniques.


Issue #7 - Sept./Oct. 2014

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In this issue: State and national research projects take shape; high-volume chip-sealing project part of Sept. workshop; sign life expectancy research; stormwater control research; documenting transportation efficiencies; optimizing asphalt pavement surfaces; pedestrian crossing guidelines; HOT lane design; IDIQ contracting.


Issue #6 - July/August 2014

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In this issue: MnROAD celebrates 20th anniversary, 2014 Peer Exchange, public involvement in transportation decisions, moisure effects on subgrade testing, bridge piles, Variable Speed Limits, stormwater pond drainage, GPS data for identifying truck bottlenecks, LRRB video, Transportation Research Syntheses.


Issue #5 - May/June 2014

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In this issue: MnDOT funding awards, library ROI award, smartphone app for the visually impaired, rural intersection collisions, Joma snowplow blades, pavement design in design-build projects, traffic congestion analyzation software, recycled shingle usage in gravel roads, fracture-critical bridge distress acoustic monitoring system, pavement structural capacity evaluation tool.


Issue #4 - March/April 2014

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In this issue: Winter maintenance research, pothole patching video, culvert repair, local guidance for Complete Streets, bike and pedestrian traffic counts, LED flashing stop signs, safety at multi-lane roundabouts, real estate value capture, airport safety zoning rules.


Issue #3 - January/February 2014

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In this issue: New research projects announced, robotic message painter, winter maintenance research, frost damage in pavements, SMART-SIGNAL implementation, creating quieter pavements, rolling resistance, Wakota bridge monitoring project, at-grade trail crossing treatments.


Issue #2 - November/December 2013

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In this issue: Transportation Research Syntheses, Complete Streets, dust control, heavy equipment on rural roads, TRB annual visit, recognition for SAFL Baffle, Intelligent Drum Line system, pavement curing, GPS mobility data, chip seal stripping, library pooled fund meeting.


Issue #1 - September/October 2013

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In this issue: Welcome message, SMART-Signal, ADA transition plan, energy-efficient streetlights, pedestrian/bicycle safety in roundabouts, snowfall recovery times, telework, RAC National Meeting, SHRP 2, transportation quality-of-life, transit use during construction, precipitation frequency estimates.