The Local Road Research Board brings important developments to city and county transportation engineers, ranging from new ways to determine pavement strength to innovative methods for engaging the public. Find out more about the LRRB.
-A new user guide provides simple, cost-effective methods for stabilizing locally maintained slopes along roadways in Minnesota. Eight slope stabilization techniques are presented that local government engineers can undertake.
-An online resource guide is available and a series of three full day training courses are being developed to assist local agencies with developing transition plans for the American with Disabilities Act requirement.
(11/17/2017)-A Clear Roads review of snowplow route optimization projects showed that detailed data about a plow route network and close collaboration between route modelers and the operators who drive the routes are critical factors in an optimization project’s success.
(8/24/2017)-MnDOT District 6 has developed the Hydraulic Inspection Vehicle Explorer (HIVE), a radio-controlled car that takes lights and a camera into culverts and transmits inspection data wirelessly to a tablet. Each vehicle costs roughly $1,500.
(8/24/2017)-The Enhanced Culvert Inspections Best Practices Guidebook is a primer on common culvert inspection technologies and applications. The manual summarizes the advantages and limitations of each technology and provides best practices when planning for and implementing an enhanced inspection project.