November-December Accelerator Released
Pavement repair using microwaves and magnetite
Members of the Local Road Research Board recently watched a demonstration of a new, Minnesota-grown technology that uses microwaves and a special asphalt mix with magnetite to create durable pavement patches even in the middle of winter. Check out our Crossroads blog post and watch our YouTube video.
The latest from Crossroads
If you haven't visited our Crossroads blog recently, you're missing out. Check out our recent posts on pedestrian and bicycle research, a recent meeting of transportation librarians and congestion-reduction measures on I-35W. Don't forget to subcribe to our posts via RSS.
LRRB releases new work zone safety videos
The Local Road Research Board released two new videos focused on work zone safety. "Construction Zone Safety: Our Responsibility" features Scott Gabrio, a MnDOT maintenance worker who was seriously injured by a distracted driver in a construction zone. "Road Closed Signs: Beware and Be Aware" describes a tragic accident that occurred in Cambridge, Minn., when a driver ignored a “Road Closed” sign and drove into a 30-foot-deep trench. Both videos are available on the Research Services YouTube channel.