Maintenance Operations

Completed Projects
TitleYearReport #Researcher
Snowplow Optimization & GPS/AVL on Maintenance Equipment20242024RIC01
2024RIC01V
Miller
Pavement Marking Decision Tree – Project Level20232023RIC04
Marti
Evaluation of Slurry Spreaders and Plows (Underbody, Wing and Two-Way Reversible)20232023-31
Hirt
Ride Quality of Asphalt Pavements20232023RIC10
Marti
Benefits and Costs (Advantages and Disadvantages) of Increasing Truck Load Limits in Minnesota for Hauling Commodities (2014 edition)2023TRS1414
Using Advanced Data Analytics to Reduce Snowplow Fuel Consumption20232023-03
2023-03A
Northrop
Implementation of Lane Boundary Guidance System for Snowplow Operations20232023-27
Donath
Crack Treatments for Local Agencies20232023RIC05
Marti
Best Practices for Improving Subgrade Drainage20232023RIC01
Miller
Drainage 101 County Roadways, City Streets and Drainageways: Best Practices and Resources Guide20232023RIC08
Arvidson
Designing and Implementing Maintainable Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures20232023-18
Veneziano
Culvert Type Evaluation: Concrete vs Plastic vs Corrugated Metal20232023RIC06
Marti
Fog Sealing Chip Sealed Roads Can Improve Performance20222022RIC04
Rief
Clear Roads: Efficacy, Cost, and Impacts of Non-Chloride Deicers: An Educational Primer and Product Information Sheets2022N/AFay
Minnesota Snow and Ice Field Handbook for Snowplow Operators Update20222022RIC01
Carlson
NRRA: Surface Characteristics of Diamond Ground PCC Surfaces2022NRRA202005
Korzilius
Cost-Effective Roadside Vegetation Methods to Support Insect Pollinators20222022-30
Snell-Rood
Promoting the Adoption of Snow Fences through Landowner Engagement20222022-14
Current
Catch Basins and Manholes: Products, Installation, and Settlement and Heave Mitigation20212021RIC04
Tompkins
Adaptive Management to Improve De-Icing Operations20212021-07
Baker
Clear Roads: Expanded Use of AVL/GPS Technology2021N/ALee
Clear Roads: Recruiting and Retaining Highway Maintenance Workers2021CR19-02
CR19-02A
CR19-02C
Fay
NRRA: Design and Performance of Unbonded Concrete Overlays on Concrete Pavement - A Synthesis2020NRRA202006
Korzilius
NRRA: Spray on Rejuvenator Synthesis2020NRRA202004
Blanchette
Pavement Preservation Techniques for Local Agencies20202020RIC02
2020RIC02M
Marti
Snowplow Relative Priority Preemption2020OPERA20-01
Redfield
Clear Roads: Expanding Application Rate Guidance for Salt Brine Blends for Direct Liquid Application and Anti-Icing2020N/ANoyce
Expanding Landowner Adoption of Snow Control Measures through a Better Understanding of Landowner Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices20202019-44
Current
Techno-Economic Analysis of Implementing Hybrid Electric Utility Vehicles in Municipal Fleets20202020-25
Northrop
Assessing the Effectiveness of Potassium Acetate to Control Snow and Ice on Minnesota Highways20202020-20
Casey
Hot Shots for Cold Climates - Evaluating Treatment of The Hardest Icy Spots20202020-32
2020-32A
Druschel
Optimized Taconite-Based Pavement Repair Compound and Deployment System20202019-46
Zanko
Best Practices: Corridor Management/Maintenance of Paved Recreational Trails20192019RIC10
2019RIC10T
2019RIC10S
Marti
Truck Station Location Optimization20192019-10
Holik
Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Effectiveness of Crack Sealing Techniques20192019-26
2019-26A
Barman
Best Practices for Boulevard Turf Design Maintenance20192019RIC09
2019RIC09H
Marti
Non-invasive road sensors in RWIS and AVL systems2018N/A
Comprehensive Field Evaluation of Asphalt Patching Methods and Development of Simple Decision Trees and a Best Practices Manual20182017-25
2017-25A
Barman
Nontraditional Fog Seal for Asphalt Pavement: Performance on Shoulder Sections in Minnesota20182018-18
Johnson
Pothole Prevention and Innovative Repair20182018-14
Marasteanu
Personal Protective Equipment Training Resources and Website2018N/ACarlson
Clear Roads: Standard Specifications for Plow Blades with Carbide Inserts2018N/AMinge
Clear Roads II Aftermarket Cameras in Winter Maintenance Vehicles2018N/AMinge
Clear Roads: Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index (AWSSI) Enhancements in Support of Winter Road Maintenance2018N/ATimlin
Development of a Road Condition Recovery Time Estimation System for Winter Snow Events20182018-01
Kwon
Fleet Management Tools for Local Agencies20172017RIC01
Kuehl
An Innovative Approach to Smarter Mowing, Utilizing Automated Vehicle Location to Enhance Mowing Operations20172017-11
Potter
Installing Snowplow Cameras and Integrating Images Into MnDOT's Traveler Information System20172017-41
Casey
Expanding the Adoption on Private Lands: Blowing and Drifting Snow Control Treatments and the Cost Effectiveness of Permanent versus Non-Permanent Treatment Options20172017-42
Current
TRS: Field Usage of Alternative Deicers for Snow and Ice Control2017TRS1706
Fay
Salt Brine Blending to Optimize Deicing and Anti-Icing Performance and Cost Effectiveness Phase III20172017-45
2017-45B
Druschel
Asset Management Building Services Comparative Scoping Methodology2016TRS1605
Casey
Evaluation of Bio-Fog Sealants for Pavement Preservation20162016-20
Marasteanu
Summer Maintenance Operations Reporting: A Survey of State and National Practice2015TRS1504
Clear Roads: Roadway Salt Best Management Practices2015N/ANixon
Major Equipment Life-cycle Cost Analysis20152015-16
Gransberg
Automatically Measuring Traffic Recovery Times After Snowstorms20152015-44
Kwon
Culvert Repair Best Practices, Specifications and Special Provisions - Best Practices Guidelines20142014-01
Wagener
Chloride Free Snow and Ice Control Material2014TRS1411
Joma Snowplow Blade Life Span: A Survey of State Experience2014TRS1403
Clear Roads - Training for Winter Maintenance Supervisors and Operators2014N/AGrothaus
Understanding the True Cost of Show and Ice Control201410-03
Hughes
Minnesota Department of Transportation Metro Barrier Extraction and LiDAR Project20142014-22
Stefanski
Salt Brine Blending to Optimize Deicing and Anti-Icing Performance and Cost Effectiveness, Phase II20142014-43
2014-43A
Druschel
Cost-Effective Pavement Preservation Solutions for the Real World20142014-33
Wilde
Pedestrian Snow Removal Best Practices and Lessons Learned2013TRS1306
Testing a Friction Measurement System in Polk County20132013-26
Rajamani
Stripping of Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavements Under Chip Seals20132013-08
Wood
Aggregate Roads Dust Control: A Brief Synthesis of Current Practices20132013RIC67
Rolling Resistance Measurementes at the MnROAD Facility20122012-07
Wilde
Salt Brine Blending to Optimize Deicing and Anti-Icing Performance20122012-20
Druschel
Estimation of Winter Snow Operation Performance Measures with Traffic Data20122012-40
Kwon
Optimal Workforce Planning and Shift Scheduling for Snow and Ice Removal20112011-03
Gupta
Mapping Weather Severity Zones201110-02
Mewes
Developing a Training Video for Field Testing of Deicing Materials201110-01
St Mane
TRS- Snow Plow Cutting Edges2011TRS1101
Keranen
Guardrail Replacement and Maintenance Guidelines20102010RIC13
Marti
Evaluation of the SafeLane Overlay System for Crash Reduction on Bridge Deck Surfaces20102010-13
Evans, PhD
Automating Friction Measurement and Applicator Control for Snowplows20102010-07
Rajamani
Anti-icing in Winter Maintenance Operations: Examination of Research and Survey of State Practice2009TRS0902
Linsenmayer
Snow Plow Calibration Manual and Training RIC Task 820092009RIC08
Training Module for Pavement Rehabilitation Selection2009N/A
Putting Research into Practice: Reducing the Costs of Noxious Weed Management20092009-28
Nieber
Preventive Maintenance for Recreational Trails20092009-25
Olson
Putting Research into Practice: Refining Noxious Weed Management20092009-10
Nieber
Best Practices for Dust Control on Gravel Roads20092009-04
Johnson
Street Sweeping Best Practices20082008RIC06
LED Emergency Lighting for Snowplows and Other Maintenance Vehicles20082008-29
Vogt
Designing a Machine for Picking Up Litter Along Minnesota Highways20082008-21
Chaplin
Production and Wind Dispersal of Canada Thistle Seeds20082008-39
Becker
Repair or Replace Concrete Bridge Decks?20072007-14
Schultz
Using Real-Time Road Condition Measurements for Automated Winter Road Maintenance20072007-37
Rajamani
Development of a Trash Harvester for Mn/DOT - Phase 120062006-11
Chaplin
Saw and Seal Repair - Chisholm/Hibbing Airport Taxiway20032003-11
Geib
Asphalt Pavement Maintenance Field Guide20012001-05
Johnson
Evaluation of the Method, Cost and Value of Sealing Systems for Manhole Rings20012001-13
Kruse
Best Practices Handbook on Asphalt Pavement Maintenance20002000-04
Johnson