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Video: Parking Availability System Takes Aim at Truck Driver Fatigue

MnDOT, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, is test-deploying a high-tech system to combat drowsy driving and keep truck drivers in compliance with federal hours-of-service regulations. (Watch the video)
(Posted 8/27/2014)

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How Roadside Drainage Ditches Reduce Pollution

Study finds that grassed swales are significantly better at absorbing water than expected, which may reduce the need for more expensive stormwater management practices. (Read more.)
(Posted 10/21/2014)

RailVolution Showcases Minnesota Transit Successes

To a national audience of 1,400 urban planners and transit enthusiasts, Minnesota leaders told the story of how Minnesota is embracing multi-modal development. (Read more.)
(Posted 9/26/2014)

Partnership Planned for Nation's Top Pavement Testing Facilities

The nation’s two largest pavement testing centers are planning to partner in order to better leverage research performed at their cold and hot-weather facilities. (Read more)
(Posted 9/15/2014)

Drinking Water Solutions May Help Construction Site Runoff

A research project headed by Mankato State University and funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation has identified three chemical flocculants that are effective at removing a broad range of Minnesota soils from water. (Read more.)
(Posted 9/15/2014)

MnDOT Saves Time, Money With New Contracting Method

The Minnesota Department of Transportation can now put road construction contractors on standby for certain types of projects, rather than bid each project individually, due to the adoption of Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. (Read more.)
(Posted 9/10/2014)

Why is the Colored Concrete Deteriorating so Fast?

A new study identifies likely causes for failing colored concrete across Minnesota and possible solutions. (Read more.)
(Posted 9/03/2014)

Five Innovative Ways to Make Biking and Walking Safer

MnDOT Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Engineer Melissa Barnes highlights design techniques that improve bicyclist and pedestrian safety. (Learn what they are.)
(Posted 8/25/2014)

Program Funds "Homegrown" Road Maintenance Ideas

The Local Operational Research Assistance Program is accepting proposals for funding innovative road maintenance projects. (Find out how.)
(Posted 8/22/2014)

Video: Chip Sealing - Not Just For Local Roads Anymore

Chip-sealing — spraying an asphalt emulsion over existing pavement and then covering it with fine aggregate — is a cost-effective alternative to resurfacing asphalt pavements. Traditionally, however, it has only been used on rural and low-volume roadways. (Watch the video)
(Posted 8/21/2014)