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Demonstration project helps truck drivers find safe places to park
Commercial truck drivers often struggle to find safe and legal places to park. MnDOT is part of a research team that is developing a system to identify available truck parking spaces and communicate that information to drivers. (Read more.)
Pavement research seeks to reduce gas consumption
What if changing the texture of the pavements we drive on could not only increase safety, but also reduce noise pollution and boost our vehicles’ fuel economy? It’s possible, according to a new report detailed on our Crossroads blog.
New video: Gravel roads 101
Rural residents can find out how to care for their gravel roads in this short informational video produced by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board. It addresses the common problems of dust, potholes, washboarding and more.
Local dust control, pavement research featured
The Transportation Engineering and Road Research Alliance and Road Dust Institute conferences are being jointly held this week in Minneapolis. Among the many research topics being presented are several recently completed studies funded by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board. Find out more on our Crossroads blog.