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Posts Tagged ‘MnDOT’

Minnesota DOT: Fighting Winter with the “Ice Breaker”

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
Minnesota DOT: Fighting Winter with the “Ice Breaker”

This video describes the Ice Breaker machine that MnDOT is using to break up the ice on Minnesota roadways. The video was produced by Rich Kemp and Sue Roe.

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Minnesota DOT: How to Install Rumble Strips

Friday, December 25th, 2015
Minnesota DOT: How to Install Rumble Strips

This video shows the installation of rumble strips in MnDOT’s District 8 in October 2015.

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Minnesota DOT: Protecting Bats Along the Mississippi River

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Minnesota DOT: Protecting Bats Along the Mississippi River

The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources worked together to create new habitat for over 3,000 bats that will be displaced by the replacement of bridges crossing from Minnesota into French Island, Wisc. over the Mississippi River.

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Minnesota DOT: Smart Intersections Reduce Traffic Conflicts

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Minnesota DOT: Smart Intersections Reduce Traffic Conflicts

How Minnesota Department of Transportation is using “J Turns” or “Reduced-Conflict Intersections” to improve safety and efficiency on MN roads.

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St. Paul, MN: High Bridge Inspection

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
St. Paul, MN: High Bridge Inspection

Get a view of the High Bridge that only a few folks in our inspections department get to see.

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Minnesota DOT: Update on the Winona Bridge Project

Friday, June 12th, 2015
Winona, MN: Update on the Winona Bridge Project

This video illustrates project progress, having used an approach known as CMGC.

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Multimodal Transportation Alternatives for Minnesota

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

This paper looks at alternatives for promoting and strengthening multimodal transportation in rural and small urban areas. It outlines 65 different innovative activities around the United States that have been undertaken to promote multimodalism in rural areas and smaller towns. These activities are grouped into six categories: improving transit options; accommodating alternative vehicles; supporting pedestrian and bicycle travel; multimodal land use planning; the use of financial incentives to promote multimodal land use development; and other alternatives that do not fit in these five categories.

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Minnesota DOT: Maintaining Bridges

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Minnesota DOT: Maintaining Bridges

Nancy Daubenberger, Minnesota State Bridge Engineer, discusses Minnesota bridges and the continuous effort that goes into their construction and maintenance.

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Promoting Public Engagement in Local Road Planning

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Persistent resource shortfalls and historic changes in usage of local road systems are challenging the sustainability of local road systems in Minnesota and elsewhere. The exact nature of the sustainability issues is difficult to pin down to one or two sources. Clearly, there are multiple sources of road system sustainability challenges. It is also true that the nature of the local road system sustainability problem is partly in the eye of the beholder. Divergences and convergences in information, perspectives, and preferences among the stakeholders in this issue potentially constrain or enable effective actions to address the challenges…Therefore, there is a need to develop and evaluate practical methods for communicating with and engaging diverse stakeholders in decision making regarding the complex, contested policy issues associated with local road systems.

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St. Paul, MN: Sliding the Larpenteur Avenue Bridge Into Place

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
St. Paul, MN: Sliding the Larpenteur Avenue Bridge Into Place

Q: How do you move a 3.5 million-pound bridge?
A: One inch at a time.
For the new Larpenteur Ave. Bridge over I-35E north of St. Paul, Minn., MnDOT used an innovative slide-in-bridge-construction

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