The mission of the LRRB is to serve local road practitioners through the development of new initiatives, the acquisition and application of new knowledge, and the exploration and implementation of new technologies.
The city of Shoreview was on the right path in 2009 when it took the unusual step of installing pervious concrete on the streets of a lakeside neighborhood to help control stormwater and pollutant runoff.
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-New guidebook available on base stabilization for new construction and Stabilized Full Depth Reclamation (SFDR) and the selection of suitable nonproprietary stabilization additives for individual specific projects.
(2/22/2019)-The University of Minnesota will review the City of St. Paul’s efforts to improve pedestrian safety and investigate whether a similar program to a NHTSA-supported study could be applied to change the driving culture and improve yielding to pedestrians and speed compliance on arterial and collector roads on a citywide basis. ...Continue Reading
(12/3/2018)-Snowplow operators face harsh driving conditions and must also deal with fatigue and drowsiness. A recent Clear Roads research project identifies factors that cause driver fatigue in snowplow operators and recommends cost-effective solutions to help reduce it. ...Continue Reading
(10/24/2018)-The LRRB's new guidebook, Addressing Citizen Requests for Traffic Safety Concerns, was recognized with the Exceptional Performance in Journalism Award from the American Public Works Association (APWA) at its August 27, 2018 conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The handbook helps public work officials nationwide to respond to citizen’s request to traffic safety concerns. Four LRRB representatives were on-hand to receive the award, pictured below. ...Continue Reading