Active and Completed Research
The LRRB sponsors academic and applied transportation research on topics of interest to cities and counties, sometimes in partnership with the state research program.
The LRRB’s Research and Implementation Committee communicates the results of completed research through the development of guidebooks, videos, training courses, field demonstrations, and other products.
A Transportation Research Synthesis is a limited scope, short turnaround research project to gauge the current state of practice in an area of interest. A TRS is useful in determining whether a full-blown research project is needed.
Operational Research Assistance Program
Administered by the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program, the Operational Research Assistance Program for Local Transportation Groups (OPERA) was established to encourage and fund applied research and assist in developing innovations relating to methods, materials and equipment used in the construction and maintenance operations of local government organizations.
Road Research Section Tracker
Our test section tracker keeps track of innovative pavement practices being tried across Minnesota. Enter your project and check out what other local agencies are doing.
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