The Local Road Research Board, Minnesota’s unique city- and county-funded transportation research program, now has its own YouTube channel.
A revised handbook offers Minnesota cities and counties the latest tips on how to meet new sign retroreflectivity requirements, as well as the 411 on sign maintenance and management – everything from knowing when it’s time to remove a sign to creating a budget for sign replacement.
Six Ways to Do Multi-Modal in Greater Minnesota
A new study, funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, looks at alternatives for promoting and strengthening multimodal transportation in rural and small urban areas. Read more.
Indicators that help cops catch red light red runners have been shown to increase traffic safety. In Florida, crashes due to people running red lights fell by 22 percent, according to low-cost safety improvement pooled fund study conducted on behalf of MnDOT and other states. See story.
For the last three years, St. Paul's iconic Smith Avenue High Bridge has served as a test bed for a variety of products used to seal cracks on bridge decks. Through MnDOT-funded research, various sealant products have been applied on different areas of the bridge deck, with their performance tracked over time. (Read more.)
Continous Scour Monitoring Improves Bridge Safety
Monitoring bridge scour with traditional inspection methods can be dangerous and difficult, so MnDOT has been working with researchers from the University of Minnesota’s St. Anthony Falls Laboratory to develop a continuous monitoring system to test certain bridges more safely and efficiently.
Mobile Imagery, LiDAR Helps MnDOT Maintain Its Assets
MnDOT’s new barrier inventory will provide invaluable information for design, planning and maintenance. (Read more.)