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The MnDOT Research project search engine will be down temporarily for approximately six hours on Thursday, Dec. 20, for system maintenance. Please contact us at research.dot@state.mn.us if you need assistance.

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About us

Research Services (part of MnDOT Research Services & Library) administers research projects for MnDOT and theĀ 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.

Update: The FY2020 Research RFP has closed. Proposals are now being reviewed. Proposers will be contacted when proposals are selected for presentation.

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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.