(11/27/2020) - Upgrading a gravel road to a bituminous surface road can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per mile. Some gravel roads have increasing traffic but lack the truck volumes needed to warrant a full reconstruction project with a bituminous surfacing. With ever-tightening budgets, it is important to find an alternate low-cost construction method. McLeod County undertook a rehabilitation project of County Road 54 in 2018 using cement-stabilized full-depth reclamation to increase the road strength, along with the application a double chip-seal surface. Unfortunately, the road has not performed as desired. The chip-seal surface has debonded in many areas, exposing the…
(10/28/2020) - Minnesota LTAP is hosting an online workshop will help culvert designers efficiently and consistently develop public waters culvert projects with respect to aquatic organism passage (AOP) and stream connectivity.
(7/7/2020) - The City of St. Cloud received a $10,000 grant through the Local OPERA Program to evaluate a new level of traffic-signal preemption developed for snowplows and other similar equipment called relative priority preemption (RPP). Relative priority preemption is similar to high-level preemption in that it will force a traffic signal to display green except when emergency vehicles need it.