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TRS: Mitigating Construction Impacts on Local Businesses

Status:  Complete
Report Date:  06/18/2019

Summary:

The MnDOT Office of Public Engagement & Constituent Services is evaluating how MnDOT and other states are working to mitigate the impacts of construction projects on local businesses. Successful approaches are being sought in the areas of communication strategies, construction techniques that mitigate noise and project duration, and outreach to business owners from minority communities or those with limited proficiency in English. To inform this evaluation, a survey was distributed to selected state transportation agencies and Minnesota municipal transportation agencies that examined the practices and experience of these agencies in mitigating the impacts of construction projects. This Transportation Research Synthesis presents the findings of that survey, including brief case studies of 11 successful construction projects in Minnesota and other states. The results of a limited literature search supplement the survey results.

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