Maintenance Operations

Completed Projects
TitleYearReport #Researcher
TRS: Field Usage of Alternative Deicers for Snow and Ice Control2017TRS1706
Fay
Asset Management Building Services Comparative Scoping Methodology2016TRS1605
Casey
Summer Maintenance Operations Reporting: A Survey of State and National Practice2015TRS1504
Chloride Free Snow and Ice Control Material2014TRS1411
Joma Snowplow Blade Life Span: A Survey of State Experience2014TRS1403
Pedestrian Snow Removal Best Practices and Lessons Learned2013TRS1306
TRS- Snow Plow Cutting Edges2011TRS1101
Keranen
Anti-icing in Winter Maintenance Operations: Examination of Research and Survey of State Practice2009TRS0902
Linsenmayer
Snowplow Relative Priority Preemption2020OPERA20-01
Redfield
Clear Roads: Standard Specifications for Plow Blades with Carbide Inserts2018N/AMinge
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
Pavement Preservation Techniques for Local Agencies20202020RIC02
2020RIC02M
Marti
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
Best Practices: Corridor Management/Maintenance of Paved Recreational Trails20192019RIC10
2019RIC10T
2019RIC10S
Marti
Best Practices for Boulevard Turf Design Maintenance20192019RIC09
2019RIC09H
Marti
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
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
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
Evaluation of the Method, Cost and Value of Sealing Systems for Manhole Rings20012001-13
Kruse