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Research updates

Recording Available: Winter Research Lightning Talks Webinar

03/01/2021 - A recording of the Office of Research & Innovation and Office of Maintenance's "Winter Research Lightning Talks" is now available on YouTube.

Winter Research Lightning Talks Webinar

02/12/2021 - The Office of Research & Innovation and Office of Maintenance are hosting Winter Research Lightning Talks on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 2pm – 3pm CST.

MnDOT, LRRB Announce Research RFP Funding Awards

12/21/2021 - The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota Local Road Research Board have made funding selections for the annual transportation academic research RFP.

COVID-19 Research Funding Awards

07/29/20 - MnDOT has announced its selection of COVID-19 research projects. The special research solicitation addresses impacts of COVID-19 on Minnesota's transportation system.

In the news

MnDOT to Research How Public Transportation Will Rebound After Ridership Decline in 2020

04/23/21, KSTP

Roadside Fences Show Promise for Reducing Minnesota Turtle Fatalities

04/06/21, Star Tribune

A Good Candidate: Road Rescue Project in Minnesota Made for a Cold In-Place Award Winner

02/01/21, Roads & Bridges

New Tech Could Help MnDOT Plows Determine Best Way To Clear Snow Based On Conditions

12/29/20, WCCO

MnDOT Testing Out New Technology for Snow Plow Operators

12/28/20, KSTP

Turtle Deaths on MN Highways are Declining Thanks to New Fences

07/06/20, Pioneer Press

MnDOT Rolls Out Paperless Tech

06/17/20, Finance & Commerce

Wetreflective Pavement Markings Can Help Prevent Crashes

06/17/20, Traffic & Transit

Finding Alternatives to Road Salt as Water Contamination Grows

03/22/20, Star Tribune

MnDOT Study Working to Minimize Construction Impact on Bats

11/01/19, FOX9

Unique Partnership Between Minnesota Zoo andMnDOT Aims to Benefit Wildlife, Drivers

10/18/19, KSTP