If fully implemented, new recommendations developed by MnDOT and the Local Road Research Board could save public agencies as much as $41 million over three years by helping them better manage their signs and meet new federal requirements on retroreflectivity.
MnDOT recently undertook a pilot implementation of three sets of AFADs, introducing them to maintenance staff and identifying the most appropriate situations for their use. (read more)
Crash data is important for more than just drivers and their insurance companies. The information is also used by state agencies and researchers. MnDOT is co-sponsoring a project to improve the reliability and usefulness of crash reports.
An online tool allows transportation agencies to calculate the amount they can pay farmers to establish snow fences to reduce blowing snow on sensitive highways. Learn more at a Jan. 28 seminar.
University of Minnesota professor Greg Lindsey, who has been instrumental in bike and pedestrian counting initiatives, was recently appointed as MnDOT's first-ever Scholar-in-Residence.
MnDOT and the Local Road Research Board have released their Fiscal Year 2016 research funding awards. A total of 20 new research proposals were selected for funding. (read more)
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. (read more)