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Research & Innovation

About Us

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About Us

The MnDOT Office of Research & Innovation helps solve transportation problems by administering research projects for MnDOT and the Local Road Research Board.

We serve as a resource for MnDOT staff as well as city and county engineers, kick-starting research and shepherding projects to completion. At any given time, our staff manages approximately 190 research projects in progress, ranging from local initiatives to pooled-fund projects with other states, comprising both basic and applied research.

Check out the Research Strategic Planning and Priorities that guide our work.

Download our brochure (PDF).

Learn more about our funding sources.

It is important to note that ours is not the only MnDOT office involved in research; other programs include:

Office of Research & Innovation

A word about our name:

The Office of Research & Innovation is organizationally combined with the MnDOT Library; however, the Research & Innovation office and the Library currently maintain their own separate websites.