The LRRB research focus includes:
Geometrics, materials, environmental, financing, safety, planning, economic development, right of way, social, engineering, community impact, individual impact, public involvement, constructability, economic efficiency, project need.
Equipment, physical development of a project, management system, tools, materials, partnering, quality, work zone safety.
Snow removal, safety, level of service, investment preservation and protection, pavement management, maximized service life of project, life-cycle costing, methods and materials, equipment, privatization, response to the public, traffic operation, staffing.
Natural environment, individual environment, economic environment, community and social environment, planning, environmental impact mitigation.
The LRRB research process is as follows:
- Focus group meetings are held with practitioners from throughout the state to identify research needs.
- The LRRB Board reviews problem statements.
- Some problem statements are selected for solicited proposals.
- The LRRB Board reviews proposals.
- Some proposals are selected for funding.
- A work plan is developed and contract executed.
- A Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) is formed.
- Research is completed.
- A final report is published.
- An implementation plan is developed by the TAP.