Webinar: A Guide to Successfully Convert Severely Distressed Paved Roads to Engineered Unpaved Roads(10/9/2019) - The Local Road Research Board is hosting "A Guide to Successfully Convert Severely Distressed Paved Roads to Engineered Unpaved Roads" on Oct. 29, 2019 from 10 - 11:30 a.m. CST. Dr. David Jones (UC Davis) and Laura Fay (Montana State University-Western Transportation Institute) will be presenting. Webinar Agenda Introduction to unpaving When is a road a candidate for unpaving? Road Investigation Designing an engineered unpaved road Methods to successfully convert a paved road to unpaved Life cycle Costs Communicating about unpaving Q&A – 30 min How to Attend Join by WebEx Meeting number: 928 789 283 Password: GDzQZNmN Join by…
(9/19/2019) - The LRRB was featured on Edina TV on Sept. 16, 2019. The City of Edina's Engineering staff is testing a new irrigation system in hopes of finding a more efficient and cost-effective way of replacing grass and vegetation following a road reconstruction project (see video). The segment mentions the LRRB's recent study, "Regional Roadside Turfgrass Performance Testing Program." The study was recently completed and the final report is now available.
(8/27/2019) - A feature article in the July 2019 edition of Roads & Bridges shares the importance of applied research at the local level. Iterative research, the research cycle, and integrated communication strategies are all essential components to understanding the needs of your customers, implementation barriers, and developing clear outreach tools.