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MnROAD and NRRA New Ideas


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New Research and Test Section Ideas

MnROAD is looking for great ideas for future test sections and supporting research ideas. No MnDOT funding is currently set aside for construction at this time.

What sections are open at MnROAD?

See the list of MnROAD Test Section Availability (doc) (updated Spring 2020). Open is defined as little or no research and/or pavement life.

Criteria – priority will be given to:

  • NRRA and its members
  • Support of the construction and research from NRRA/MnDOT research teams
  • Construction supported by a research plan
  • Construction cost sharing


If you have an idea for research and/or test section, please let us know. MnROAD staff will contact you and discuss your idea in more detail.