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July 23, 2014

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Innovative technology reduces time to replace Larpenteur Avenue Bridge

Photo of Nancy Daubenberger and Dave Herzog at Larpenteur Avenue Bridge project.

The Metro District, with guidance from the Bridge Office, used a new technique that cuts construction time in half, reduces impact to traffic and businesses, and improves safety. The new technology, known as slide-in-bridge construction, was used to move the Larpenteur Avenue Bridge into place July 9-10. Continued

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On the Job: Barb Eastvold ensures that District 6 signs are correct

Photo of Barb Eastvold.

Work in the traffic office in Rochester is often about laws, regulations, distances, heights, populations and speeds. Continued

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MnDOT hosts Rise Above traveling exhibit

Photo of Dr. Harold Brown, Kevin Lindsey and Charlie Zelle.

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, MnDOT, through the efforts of the African American employee resource group and the Office of Aeronautics, hosted the Rise Above traveling exhibit July 14-16 on John Ireland Boulevard.  The exhibit, created by the Commemorative Red Tail Squadron, includes a film documenting the African American pilots who trained at Tuskegee Institute and flew in WWII, racking up reconnaissance and recovery records and executing incredible acts of bravery. Continued

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