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NRRA Pavement Workshop

NRRA Pavement Workshop

September 13-15, 2021 | Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Dr, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Each spring, the NRRA has hosted a multi-day workshop for its members, students of pavement engineering, and other interested parties. During this workshop, we offer time for all teams to meet in-person to discuss current and future research, for project teams to update the wider NRRA group, and host invited speakers on relevant topics for our group.


Coming soon - look for the link on or before Friday, July 30.


Download a printable version of the schedule (pdf).

Monday, September 13, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Earle Brown Center | NRRA Day

1:00 pm    NRRA Executive Meeting
2:00 pm    NRRA discussion around implementation of completed projects / barriers to implementation of NRRA efforts (include break time)
5:00 pm    Happy Hour

Tuesday, September 14, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Earle Brown Center | NRRA Day

Vendors available during all break times
8:00 am    Welcome & NRRA Update: Phase 1 Closeout & Phase 2 Opener | Glenn Engstrom, NRRA executive director
8:30 am    State Implementation Results | State members (TBD)
10:00 am    Poster session for all projects
11:00 am    2022 MnROAD Construction | MnROAD Staff
11:30 am    Lunch
12:30 pm    Awards ceremony | Mihai Marastaenaeu
12:45 pm    Invited Speaker: Sustainability | John Harvey of
1:45 pm    Project update 1*
2:15 pm    Project update 2*
2:45 pm    break
3:15 pm    Project update 3*
3:45 pm    Project update 4*
4:15 pm    Project update 5*                     
4:45 pm    adjourn
*Project updates on completed projects chosen by members: Choose the projects you want to hear from in a poll open through August 1.

Wednesday, September 15, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., MnROAD | Open House Day

9:00 am    Open House begins
9:30 am    Tours & Demos

  • MnROAD Mainline and LVR
  • St. Michael 15th Street (drive only)
  • 70th Street walk
  • Equipment display/demo opportunities

11:30 am    Lunch provided at MnROAD
1:00 pm    NCAT Test section tours

  • PG Tour (TH-169, CSAH-8)


Best Western Plus Minneapolis-Northwest
2050 Freeway Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis North
6300 Earle Brown Dr, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Quality Inn
1600 James Cir N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Minneapolis North
6250 Earle Brown Dr, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Several other options near the Earle Brown Heritage Center are also available.


More information will be released through our newsletter and LinkedIn updates.