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MnDOT and LRRB FY2021 Funding Awards

UPDATE: The FY2021 research funding awards by the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Research Steering Committee and the Minnesota Local Road Research Board have been made. Results are available below.

See the LRRB's website for new local agency research implementation projects.

Proposal #/ Need Statement Project Title and Description Principal Investigator Funding Source
543(2019)a

The Impact of Deferred Maintenance in Minnesota

Camila Fonseca-Sarmiento, University of Minnesota

LRRB

562d Assessing Pavement Markings for Automated Vehicle Readiness

Adam Pike, Texas A&M University

Joint

563c Evaluation of Fatigue on Snow Plow Drivers and of Aids to Assist Drivers in Recognizing and Dealing with Fatigue

Junxing Zheng, Iowa State University 

MnDOT

566a Refining Inductive Loop Signature Technology for Statewide Vehicle Classification Counts

Chen-Fu Liao, University of Minnesota

MnDOT

567a Evaluation of Road Weather Messages on DMS Based on Roadside Pavement Sensors

Skylar Knickerbocker, Iowa State University

MnDOT

568a Pedestrian Engineering and Enforcement at Signalized Intersections

Nichole Morris, University of Minnesota

Joint

569b Guidelines for Safer Pedestrian Crossings: Understanding the Factors that Positively Influence Vehicle Yielding to Pedestrians at Unsignalized Intersections

Raphael Stern, University of Minnesota

Joint

572e Have Minnesota's Warmer Winters Increased the Number of Freeze Thaw Cycles? Halil Ceylan, Iowa State University MnDOT
574b Taconite as a Lower Cost Alternative High Friction Surface Treatment to Calcined Bauxite for Low-Volume Roads in Minnesota

Lawrence Zanko, University of Minnesota-Duluth

LRRB

575c Pedestrian User Experience at Roundabouts

Amiy Varma, North Dakota State University

Joint

578a Cost-Effective Roadside Vegetation Methods to Support Insect Pollinators

Emilie Snell-Rood, University of Minnesota

Joint

579d Economic Benefits of Truck Weight and Safety Enforcement Improvements

Lubinda Walubita, Texas A&M University 

MnDOT

580a Impact of Speed Limit Changes On Urban Streets

Gary Davis, University of Minnesota

Joint

581d Outcome Evaluation Metrics Related to Equity that Include both Quantitative and Qualitative Measures

Zachary Elgart, Texas A&M University

MnDOT

582b Transverse Rumble Strips at Rural Intersections

Shauna Hallmark, Iowa State University 

LRRB

583c Driver Comprehension of Flashing Yellow Arrows

Gary Davis, University of Minnesota

LRRB

596b Evaluate Effectiveness of Storm Ponds and Wetlands for Water Quality

John Gulliver, University of Minnesota

LRRB

597b Benefit/Cost of Applying a Higher Asphalt Film Thickness (AFT) vs. Doing a Chip Seal at 1 Year

Ashley Buss, Iowa State University 

LRRB

603u Load Rating Assessment of Three Slab-Span Bridges over Shingle Creek

Ben Dymond, University of Minnesota-Duluth

MnDOT

KB-19-01-2 Climate Change Adaptation of Urban Stormwater Infrastructure

John Gulliver, University of Minnesota

MnDOT

KB-19-01-3 Cost/Benefit Analysis of Fuel Efficient Speed Control Using Signal Phasing and Timing (SPaT) Data: Evaluation for Future Connected Corridor Deployment

Michael Levin, University of Minnesota

MnDOT

KB-19-03-1 Development of a Smartphone App to Warn the Driver of Advance Curve and Unintentional Lane Departure using GPS Technology

Imran Hayee, University of Minnesota-Duluth

LRRB

571a Assessing the Economic Effects of Context Sensitive Main Street Highways in Small Cities

Nathan Bean, University of Minnesota

Joint

Note: Proposals from responding universities are private until contracts are signed. See corresponding need statements (also linked in table above) for further information about most funded projects.

Last updated December 20, 2019