Maintenance Operations

Active Projects
TitleYearProj/Rpt #Researcher
Implementation of Lane Boundary Guidance System for Snowplow Operations2019N/ADonath
Hot Shots for Cold Climates - Evaluating Treatment of The Hardest Icy Spots2019N/ADruschel
Best Practices to Manage Effects of Settlement and Heave at Catch Basins and Manholes2019N/ATompkins
Evaluation of Slurry Box, Underbody Scraper and Two-Way Reversible Plow2019N/AHirt
Benefit/Cost of Applying a Higher Asphalt Film Thickness (AFT) vs. Doing a Chip Seal at Year 12019N/ABuss
Evaluation of Fatigue on Snow Plow Drivers and of Aids to Assist Drivers in Recognizing and Dealing with Fatigue2019N/AZheng
Non-invasive road sensors in RWIS and AVL systems2018N/A
Expanding landowner adoption of snow control measures to improve public safety and achieve cost savings through a better understanding of landowner knowledge, attitudes and practices2018N/ACurrent
District 1 Alternative De-Icing Chemical-Potassium Acetate2018N/ACasey
Clear Roads II Integrating Advanced Technologies into Winter Operations Decisions2018N/AMinge
Clear Roads: Standard Specifications for Plow Blades with Carbide Inserts2018N/AMinge
Clear Roads II Aftermarket Cameras in Winter Maintenance Vehicles2018N/AMinge
Techno-Economic Analysis of Implementing Hybrid Electric Utility Vehicles in Municipal Fleets2018N/ANorthrop
Reducing Winter Maintenance Equipment Fuel Consumption Using Advanced Vehicle Data Analytics2018N/ANorthrop
Pavement preservation techniques2018N/AMarti
Adaptive Management to Improve Deicing Operations2017N/ABaker
Optimized Taconite-Based Pavement Repair Compound and Deployment System2016N/AZanko
Completed Projects
TitleYearReport #Researcher
TRS: Field Usage of Alternative Deicers for Snow and Ice Control2017TRS1706
Fay
Asset Management Building Services Comparative Scoping Methodology2016TRS1605
Casey
Chloride Free Snow and Ice Control Material2014TRS1411
Pedestrian Snow Removal Best Practices and Lessons Learned2013TRS1306
TRS- Snow Plow Cutting Edges2011TRS1101
Keranen
Clear Roads: Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index (AWSSI) Enhancements in Support of Winter Road Maintenance2018N/ATimlin
Personal Protective Equipment Training Resources and Website2018N/ACarlson
Roadway Salt Best Management Practices2015N/ANixon
Training Module for Pavement Rehabilitation Selection2009N/A
Best Practices: Corridor Management/Maintenance of Paved Recreational Trails20192019RIC10
2019RIC10T
2019RIC10S
Marti
Best Practices for Boulevard Turf Design Maintenance20192019RIC09
2019RIC09H
Marti
Rout-and-Seal Offers Slight Cost Benefit Edge Over Clean-and-Seal Repairs20192019-26
2019-26A
Barman
Truck Station Location Optimization20192019-10
Holik
Nontraditional Fog Seal for Asphalt Pavement: Performance on Shoulder Sections in Minnesota20182018-18
Johnson
Pothole Prevention and Innovative Repair20182018-14
Marasteanu
Development of a Road Condition Recovery Time Estimation System for Winter Snow Events20182018-01
Kwon
Fleet Management Tools for Local Agencies20172017RIC01
Kuehl
Salt Brine Blending to Optimize Deicing and Anti-Icing Performance and Cost Effectiveness Phase III20172017-45
2017-45B
Druschel
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
Installing Snowplow Cameras and Integrating Images Into MnDOT's Traveler Information System20172017-41
Casey
Best Management Practices for Establishment of Salt-Tolerant Grasses on Roadsides20172017-31
Watkins
Comprehensive Field Evaluation of Asphalt Patching Techniques and Development of Best Practices Manual and Simple Decision Tree20182017-25
2017-25A
Barman
An Innovative Approach to Smarter Mowing, Utilizing Automated Vehicle Location to Enhance Mowing Operations20172017-11
Potter
Evaluation of Bio-Fog Sealants for Pavement Preservation20162016-20
Marasteanu
Automatically Measuring Traffic Recovery Times After Snowstorms20152015-44
Kwon
Major Equipment Life-cycle Cost Analysis20152015-16
Gransberg
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
Minnesota Department of Transportation Metro Barrier Extraction and LiDAR Project20142014-22
Stefanski
Aggregate Roads Dust Control: A Brief Synthesis of Current Practices20132013RIC67
Testing a Friction Measurement System in Polk County20132013-26
Rajamani
Stripping of Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavements Under Chip Seals20132013-08
Wood
Estimation of Winter Snow Operation Performance Measures with Traffic Data20122012-40
Kwon
Salt Brine Blending to Optimize Deicing and Anti-Icing Performance20122012-20
Druschel
Optimal Workforce Planning and Shift Scheduling for Snow and Ice Removal20112011-03
Gupta
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
Snow Plow Calibration Manual and Training RIC Task 820092009RIC08
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
Production and Wind Dispersal of Canada Thistle Seeds20082008-39
Becker
LED Emergency Lighting for Snowplows and Other Maintenance Vehicles20082008-29
Vogt
Designing a Machine for Picking Up Litter Along Minnesota Highways20082008-21
Chaplin
Using Real-Time Road Condition Measurements for Automated Winter Road Maintenance20072007-37
Rajamani
Repair or Replace Concrete Bridge Decks?20072007-14
Schultz
Development of a Trash Harvester for Mn/DOT - Phase 120062006-11
Chaplin