The LRRB is hosting Session #22 on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Meeting Rooms 2-3 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.
Transportation Research Syntheses
The Minnesota Local Road Research Board has published a new guidebook to help local agencies get started on developing a consolidated asset management system. The guide addresses the particular needs of smaller groups to effectively and optimally manage their roadways, buildings, vehicles, equipment and other assets.
Roads & Bridges: Structural fiber choice for thin concrete pavements can have a significant impact on quality
A recently completed research project, funded by the LRRB and MnDOT, is featured in the January 2020 edition of Roads & Bridges.
In December, the Minnesota Local Road Research Board met and funded 13 new research projects to address issues facing the Minnesota transportation community, including vehicle-pedestrian crashes and changes in how urban speed limits are set.
The Minnesota Local Road Research Board, through its Research Implementation Committee, has awarded funding to develop new educational and guidance materials in 2020 on nine transportation topics.
An introduction to all aspects of consolidated asset management for smaller departments, from getting started to an overview of software programs, the benefits of life-cycle cost analysis and the need for risk management.
A Light Surface Treatment, also known as a bituminous surface treatment, is a relatively new method for preserving a gravel or dirt road surface. The LRRB developed a half-day training curriculum to help counties and townships select the right treatment and successfully apply it.
A recent LRRB project, “Strategies for Effective Roundabout Approach Speed Reduction,” provides the methodology to select, install, and evaluate treatments at different locations. This project had two goals: To analyze […]
Two recent LRRB studies validate the assertion that FDR is a viable and cost-effective option for urban and suburban asphalt pavement rehabilitation: Full Depth Reclamation for Urban and Suburban Street […]
System Preservation Guide – A Planning Process for Local Government Management of Transportation Networks
Local transportation agencies are facing severe challenges in keeping roads safe and in good repair. Among those challenges are aging infrastructure, increasing material costs, and stagnant or decreasing funding levels. […]
In 2016, the LRRB published a Transportation Research Synthesis “Mitigating Frost Dips Over Newly Installed Centerline Culverts (PDF).” It gathered the following information via a survey of 24 northern states […]
Project will develop guidance on preparing for and adapting to connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technology, including policy and infrastructure development. Researchers may develop a local agency repository for CAV resources […]
This project will develop a resource guide about the effectiveness (application & cost) of fog sealing over chip-sealed roads. It will include a survey/interview of local agencies, followed by analysis […]
Pavement Performance of Overlays and New Construction Related to Ride Quality and Reflective Cracking
This project will develop a resource, possibly a quick reference guidebook, for practitioners to better understand pavement performance of overlays and new construction related to ride quality and reflective cracking. […]
Expanding the Transportation Workforce in Local Agencies: Awareness Building Activities and Development of the Training Course Roadmap for Future Civil Technicians
The goal of this project is to generate more candidates for hard-to-fill technician positions through an awareness-building campaign about transportation careers, and the development of a training course roadmap for […]
This quick reference guide helps local agencies select appropriate crosswalk treatments based on roadway type, vehicle volumes and posted speed limits.
Minnesota is recognized as a leader in bike friendliness; however, local agencies struggle to know how to best accommodate additional users, specifically bicyclists, within their transportation system. This research implementation […]
Asset management is critical for local and state government to not only track assets but to plan for maintenance of assets that will provide the greatest return on investment for […]
The most recent implementation study on manholes is a 2001 LRRB study. In addition to being out-of-date, the study does not address catch basins. Other than this study, very little […]
The goal of this project is to develop a field tool for local agencies to successfully and efficiently document construction inspection activities and pay item progress. The project will also […]