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Reports and Technical Summaries

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Research reports contain the detailed findings of a wide range of transportation-related research projects. These projects are funded through and administered by MnDOT Research Services and the Local Road Research Board.

Technical Summaries are concise, two-page summaries of research reports that highlight the purpose, background and findings of selected research projects.

*Note: Beginning January 2015, all new reports and technical summaries will be posted in the "Projects" section of our website. You can also use our custom Google search to find publications.

Archives: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

Transportation Research Syntheses

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Transportation research syntheses are a type of literature review that synthesizes technical and/or policy information on a specific research topic (see PDF). They can be either summaries of completed and in-progress research on a subject or reports on practices used in other states. A TRS can serve as a useful starting point for anyone who's interested in learning more about a transportation issue.

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The Research Services & Library At-A-Glance serves as a quick-reference guide to our research program, and includes project highlights, an overview of the research process and information about our Transportation Research Synthesis program.

Note: You can also find copies of the Research Services Annual Report, which is no longer published, on this page.

By Year: 2014 |2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 - 2001


Other Publications

Miscellaneous publications and reports.


Note: Videos can be found in our News section.


Informational brochures on MnDOT Research Services, the Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and more.

Scanned Reports

Older research reports (1990–2003) scanned electronically by the MnDOT Library.

Research & Innovation Presentation Series (RIPS)

2010 | 2009