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Posts Tagged ‘MnDOT’

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

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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Minnesota: During the Snowstorm

Friday, January 31st, 2014
Minnesota: During the Snowstorm

Minnesota DOT takes you behind the wheel of a working snow plow in this installment of their Anatomy of a Winter Storm series.

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Expanding and Streamlining the Twin Cities Freeway Network

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Figure 11 Speed-Based Congestion report visualization for AM-peak of October 2012 based on program cleaned data

The Twin Cities freeway network is a densely instrumented and growing transportation system. As the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) pursues a performance-based management strategy to monitor the health of the network and make planning and management decisions, the data from this vast network is being examined using a variety of methods.

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Minnesota 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
Figure ES-1: Minnesota State Highway System

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is directly charged with constructing, operating, maintaining, and managing this system, which is 74 percent of the State’s capital assets. The Minnesota 20-Year State Highway Investment Plan (MnSHIP) is MnDOT’s vehicle for deciding and communicating capital investment priorities for the system for the next 20 years. MnSHIP is a fiscally constrained plan, meaning its planned expenditures must align with expected revenues, which total $18 billion. Meanwhile, the projected transportation needs on the state highway system total $30 billion.

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Regional Allocation of Federal Transportation Funds

Monday, September 30th, 2013
Table 1: Regional Solicitation of Federal Transportation Funding Summary

In evaluating its regional solicitation process, the Met Council wanted to know how other regions manage this process, including the extent to which federal highway funds are blended, how preservation and maintenance needs (particularly for transit) are met, and what type of alignment exists between selection criteria and regional policies or goals.

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