(5/13/2020) - A new training developed by the LRRB offers guidance on how to select the right Lightly Surfaced Road Treatment and successfully apply it.
(5/13/2020) - Inspired by lessons learned from the Minnesota Truck-Weight Education Program, Nicollet County Public Works staff sought to adapt a Mack Super Truck from its usual winter snowplow configuration to also haul a much larger side-dumping trailer in summer.
(5/5/2020) - Turfgrasses planted along the 24,000 acres of Minnesota roadways and other roadside sites are often difficult to establish due to stressors such as heat, drought and salt from winter maintenance. Over years of research, Minnesota transportation agencies worked with the University of Minnesota’s turfgrass scientists to find more salt-tolerant turfgrasses. The current new mix of primarily fine fescues is more resilient to salt, but installations have not been as successful as expected. Researchers found that the new turfgrass needs better irrigation early on to thrive. For this project, they designed five new watering systems and tested them along urban roadways.…