Maintenance Operations

Completed Projects
TitleYearReport #Researcher
Snowplow Optimization & GPS/AVL on Maintenance Equipment20242024RIC01
2024RIC01V
Miller
Ride Quality of Asphalt Pavements20232023RIC10
Marti
Evaluation of Slurry Spreaders and Plows (Underbody, Wing and Two-Way Reversible)20232023-31
Hirt
TRS: Benefits and Costs (Advantages and Disadvantages) of Increasing Truck Load Limits in Minnesota for Hauling Commodities (2014 edition)2023TRS1414
Pavement Marking Decision Tree – Project Level20232023RIC04
Marti
Culvert Type Evaluation: Concrete vs Plastic vs Corrugated Metal20232023RIC06
Marti
Implementation of Lane Boundary Guidance System for Snowplow Operations20232023-27
Donath
Designing and Implementing Maintainable Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures20232023-18
Veneziano
Using Advanced Data Analytics to Reduce Snowplow Fuel Consumption20232023-03
2023-03A
Northrop
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
Cost-Effective Roadside Vegetation Methods to Support Insect Pollinators20222022-30
Snell-Rood
Clear Roads: Efficacy, Cost, and Impacts of Non-Chloride Deicers: An Educational Primer and Product Information Sheets2022N/AFay
Fog Sealing Chip Sealed Roads Can Improve Performance20222022RIC04
Rief
Promoting the Adoption of Snow Fences through Landowner Engagement20222022-14
Current
NRRA: Surface Characteristics of Diamond Ground PCC Surfaces2022NRRA202005
Korzilius
Minnesota Snow and Ice Field Handbook for Snowplow Operators Update20222022RIC01
Carlson
Catch Basins and Manholes: Products, Installation, and Settlement and Heave Mitigation20212021RIC04
Tompkins
Clear Roads: Expanded Use of AVL/GPS Technology2021N/ALee
Clear Roads: Recruiting and Retaining Highway Maintenance Workers2021CR19-02
CR19-02A
CR19-02C
Fay
Adaptive Management to Improve De-Icing Operations20212021-07
Baker
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
Optimized Taconite-Based Pavement Repair Compound and Deployment System20202019-46
Zanko
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
Clear Roads: Expanding Application Rate Guidance for Salt Brine Blends for Direct Liquid Application and Anti-Icing2020N/ANoyce
TRS: Preventive Maintenance and Inspection for Traffic Signals, Roadway Lighting and Overhead Sign Structures2020TRS2004
Linsenmayer
Truck Station Location Optimization20192019-10
Holik
Best Practices: Corridor Management/Maintenance of Paved Recreational Trails20192019RIC10
2019RIC10T
2019RIC10S
Marti
Best Practices for Boulevard Turf Design Maintenance20192019RIC09
2019RIC09H
Marti
Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Effectiveness of Crack Sealing Techniques20192019-26
2019-26A
Barman
Non-invasive road sensors in RWIS and AVL systems2018N/A
Pothole Prevention and Innovative Repair20182018-14
Marasteanu
Clear Roads: Accumulated Winter Season Severity Index (AWSSI) Enhancements in Support of Winter Road Maintenance2018N/ATimlin
Clear Roads II Aftermarket Cameras in Winter Maintenance Vehicles2018N/AMinge
Clear Roads: Standard Specifications for Plow Blades with Carbide Inserts2018N/AMinge
Development of a Road Condition Recovery Time Estimation System for Winter Snow Events20182018-01
Kwon
Personal Protective Equipment Training Resources and Website2018N/ACarlson
Nontraditional Fog Seal for Asphalt Pavement: Performance on Shoulder Sections in Minnesota20182018-18
Johnson
Comprehensive Field Evaluation of Asphalt Patching Methods and Development of Simple Decision Trees and a Best Practices Manual20182017-25
2017-25A
Barman
Salt Brine Blending to Optimize Deicing and Anti-Icing Performance and Cost Effectiveness Phase III20172017-45
2017-45B
Druschel
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
An Innovative Approach to Smarter Mowing, Utilizing Automated Vehicle Location to Enhance Mowing Operations20172017-11
Potter
TRS: Field Usage of Alternative Deicers for Snow and Ice Control2017TRS1706
Fay
Fleet Management Tools for Local Agencies20172017RIC01
Kuehl
Evaluation of Bio-Fog Sealants for Pavement Preservation20162016-20
Marasteanu
TRS: Asset Management Building Services Comparative Scoping Methodology2016TRS1605
Casey
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
TRS: Summer Maintenance Operations Reporting: A Survey of State and National Practice2015TRS1504
Cost-Effective Pavement Preservation Solutions for the Real World20142014-33
Wilde
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
Clear Roads - Training for Winter Maintenance Supervisors and Operators2014N/AGrothaus
Culvert Repair Best Practices, Specifications and Special Provisions - Best Practices Guidelines20142014-01
Wagener
TRS: Chloride Free Snow and Ice Control Material2014TRS1411
TRS: Joma Snowplow Blade Life Span: A Survey of State Experience2014TRS1403
Sign Retroreflectivity - A Minnesota Toolkit - Updated20142014RIC22
Marti
Stripping of Hot-Mix Asphalt Pavements Under Chip Seals20132013-08
Wood
Aggregate Roads Dust Control: A Brief Synthesis of Current Practices20132013RIC67
Testing a Friction Measurement System in Polk County20132013-26
Rajamani
TRS: Pedestrian Snow Removal Best Practices and Lessons Learned2013TRS1306
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
Mapping Weather Severity Zones201110-02
Mewes
Optimal Workforce Planning and Shift Scheduling for Snow and Ice Removal20112011-03
Gupta
Developing a Training Video for Field Testing of Deicing Materials201110-01
St Mane
TRS: Snow Plow Cutting Edges for Improved Plowing Performance, Reduced Blade Wear, and Reduced Surface Impacts2011TRS1101
Keranen
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
Guardrail Replacement and Maintenance Guidelines20102010RIC13
Marti
Putting Research into Practice: Refining Noxious Weed Management20092009-10
Nieber
Putting Research into Practice: Reducing the Costs of Noxious Weed Management20092009-28
Nieber
Preventive Maintenance for Recreational Trails20092009-25
Olson
Snow Plow Calibration Manual and Training RIC Task 820092009RIC08
TRS: Anti-icing in Winter Maintenance Operations: Examination of Research and Survey of State Practice2009TRS0902
Linsenmayer
Best Practices for Dust Control on Gravel Roads20092009-04
Johnson
Pavement Rehabilitation Selection Workshop20082008RIC04
Designing a Machine for Picking Up Litter Along Minnesota Highways20082008-21
Chaplin
Production and Wind Dispersal of Canada Thistle Seeds20082008-39
Becker
LED Emergency Lighting for Snowplows and Other Maintenance Vehicles20082008-29
Vogt
Street Sweeping Best Practices20082008RIC06
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
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