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Need Statements - FY2019

Last updated Sept. 5, 2017

Note: Preliminary literature searches, listed with the projects below, were conducted by the MnDOT Library for the purposes of developing research need statements and doing due-diligence to avoid duplication of research. They are not a comprehensive literature search for the development of the project proposal.

Bridges and Structures


NS-490
Detect Non-Documented Pile Length of Sign Structures and High Mast Poles
Technical Liaison: Derrick Dasenbrock, MnDOT Materials and Road Research
Project Advisor: Bruce Holdhusen
Literature Search

NS-491
Review of Past MnDOT Barrier Types
Technical Liaison: Paul Rowekamp, MnDOT Bridge
Project Advisor: Bruce Holdhusen
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NS-498
Service Life and Performance Assessment of Bridge Decks with Corrosion-Resistant Reinforcement
Technical Liaison: Paul Rowekamp, MnDOT Bridge
Project Advisor: Bruce Holdhusen
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Environmental


NS-505
Vegetation Management Practices to Increase and Enhance Roadside Pollinator and Wildlife Habitat
Technical Liaison: Dan MacSwain, Washington County
Project Advisor: Mitch Bartelt
Literature Search


Maintenance Operations


NS-489
Reducing Fuel Used by Winter Maintenance Equipment
Technical Liaison: Joe Huneke, Office of Maintenance Research
Project Advisor: Bruce Holdhusen
Literature Search

NS-504
Salt Applications and Alternatives for Snow and Ice Control by Local Agencies
Technical Liaison: Jim Foldesi
Project Advisor: Mitch Bartelt
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NS-511
Salt Reduction Research - Chloride Capture
Technical Liaison: Duane Hill, MnDOT District 1
Project Advisor: Beth Klemann
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Materials and Construction


NS-492
Performance-based Tack Coat Specification
Technical Liaison: David Van Deusen, MnDOT Materials and Road Research
Project Advisor: Beth Klemann
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NS-494
Quantifying Benefits of Improved Compaction
Technical Liaison: Shongtao Dai, MnDOT Materials and Road Research
Project Advisor: Beth Klemann
Literature Search

NS-495
Test Methods for Verification of Low-Temperature Cracking Resistance of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures
Technical Liaison: David Van Deusen, MnDOT Materials and Road Research
Project Advisor: Beth Klemann
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NS-496
Comprehensive Investigation of Aggregates in Asphalt Mixture Designs and Relationship to Compaction
Technical Liaison: David Van Deusen, MnDOT Materials and Road Research
Project Advisor: Beth Klemann
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NS-499
Develop a Pavement Management Guide for Local Agencies
Technical Liaison: Steve Lillehaug, City of Shakopee
Project Advisor: Beth Klemann
Literature Search

NS-503
A Guide to Successfully Convert Severely Distressed Paved Roads to Unpaved Roads
Technical Liaison: Mitch Rasmussen, MnDOT State Aid
Project Advisor: Mitch Bartelt
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NS-512
Longitudinal Joint Adhesive, J Band
Technical Liaison: Jerry Geib, MnDOT Materials and Road Research
Project Advisor: Beth Klemann
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NS-514
Compaction Optimization Moisture Performance Test (COMPTest)
Technical Liaison: John Siekmeier, MnDOT Materials and Road Research
Project Advisor: Beth Klemann
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Policy and Planning


NS-497
Measuring the Economic Impact of Rural Transit Service in Greater Minnesota
Technical Liaison: Sara Dunlap, MnDOT Transit
Project Advisor: Bruce Holdhusen
Literature Search

NS-501
Minnesota Roads: Evaluation of the Impacts of Local Expenditures on Regional and State Transportation Facilities
Technical Liaison: Russ Matthys, City of Eagan
Project Advisor: Mitch Bartelt
Literature Search

NS-508
Transportation Workforce Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Minnesota Transportation Public Agencies
Technical Liaison: Lyndon Robjent, Carver County
Project Advisor: Mitch Bartelt
Literature Search

NS-509
The Economic Impacts of Local Public Infrastructure Investments
Technical Liaison: Deb Heiser, St. Louis Park
Project Advisor: Mitch Bartelt
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Traffic and Safety


NS-493
Generating Traffic Information from Connected Vehicle V2V Basic Safety Messages
Technical Liaison: Ray Starr, MnDOT Office of Traffic, Safety and Technology
Project Advisor: Bruce Holdhusen
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NS-500
Guidance for Protected/Buffered Bike Lanes with Delineators
Technical Liaison: Paul Oehme, City of Chanhassen
Project Advisor: Beth Klemann
Literature Search

NS-502
Deploy and Test a Smartphone Based Accessible Traffic Information System for the Visually Impaired
Technical Liaison: Steve Misgen, MnDOT Metro District
Project Advisor: Mitch Bartelt
Literature Search

NS-506
Criteria and Design Guidelines for Three-Lane Roads
Technical Liaison: Jack Broz, City of Richfield
Project Advisor: Beth Klemann
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NS-507
Design Standards for Unobstructed Sight Lines at Left-turn Lanes
Technical Liaison: Kristi Sebastian, Dakota County
Project Advisor: Mitch Bartelt
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NS-513
Signs: Life Cycle and Evaluation Testing
Technical Liaison: Josie Tayse, MnDOT Metro District
Project Advisor: Bruce Holdhusen
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NS-515
Evaluation and Refinement of Queue Warning System
Technical Liaison: Garrett Schreiner, MnDOT Metro District
Project Advisor: Beth Klemann
No Literature Search Available