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Aug 20, 2014

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MnROAD celebrates 20th anniversary, prepares for next research phase

Photo of Bob Strommen demonstrating equipment at MnROAD Open House.

Researchers from around the world rely on MnROAD, Minnesota’s pavement testing center. Minnesota alone saves at least $33 million each year, thanks to quantifiable advances made at MnROAD. The annual nation-wide savings is even larger: $749 million. Continued

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MnDOT encourages fairgoers to Get Connected at State Fair booth

Photo of the MnDOT State Fair booth.

The annual Minnesota Get Together is here again and MnDOT’s exhibit theme of “Get Connected” encourages fairgoers to communicate about transportation topics that are important to them. Continued

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Business
Night crews minimize impact to traveling public

Photo of crew working at night on I-94.

If you’re traveling down the highway some night, particularly in the Twin Cities area, you may notice brightly lit work zones and road crews in high-visibility clothing filling potholes, repairing guard rails, pouring concrete, you name it. Continued

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District 1 Border Subarea goes, literally, into the wild for its WIG

Photo of a beaver dam blocking a culvert.You might wonder how a rodent would become the focus of a “Wildly Important Goal,” but oddly enough, the Castor Canadensis—the North American beaver—has become just that for District 1’s Border Subarea. Continued