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Posts Tagged ‘MN’

ACEC Engineering Excellence 2017: Franklin Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation in Minneapolis, MN

Monday, July 24th, 2017
HNTB Corporation, Franklin Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation

Major restoration of this historic five-span arch bridge over the Mississippi River would normally require a two-year closure, yet the span was reopened to traffic after just 116 days. With the renowned 1923-era Minneapolis landmark needing extensive structural rehabilitation, the project team designed and fabricated numerous bridge elements and systems, including deck panels, rail panels, cap beams, and ornamental railing panels, prior to closing the bridge to traffic. The design also included polished stainless steel plates embedded in the underside of the precast deck panels to reduce the number of needed expansion joints. The project is a model for reconstructing a bridge within a short time frame.

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Mankato, MN: Now Introducing…Bike Lanes!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Bicycling enthusiasts can enjoy bike lanes in the North Mankato and Mankato area. These lanes provide another transportation option that’s well-connected throughout the cities. Safety is important, so it’s good to know what bike lanes are and what each of the different bike lane markings mean.

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MnDOT: St. Croix Crossing Sunrise Timelapse

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Sunrise over the St. Croix Crossing, summer 2016. St. Croix Crossing connects Oak Park Heights, MN and St. Joseph, WI. The structure over the St. Croix River is expected to open in 2017.

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Minnesota DOT: The Noise Wall Video

Friday, July 1st, 2016

MnDOT details the Who, What, Where and Why of noise walls. Are they right for your community?

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Twin Cities Light Rail is a Successful Transit Solution

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The new green line light rail connecting Minneapolis to Saint Paul is one of the most recent and highly successful public transit projects. Providing better, cleaner transportation solutions, helping to increase the standard of living and connecting people to jobs, the transit solution has earned widespread community support. NECA chapters and local unions collaborated over several years of construction under tight deadlines and schedules to deliver a project done on time and on budget, receiving accolades from both Mayors of Saint Paul and Minneapolis for their professionalism.

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Twin Cities, MN: A Day in the Life of Metro Bus Operators

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Angela Wilson has been a Metro Transit bus operator for 19 years. Duane Moore has 26 years on the job. Here’s a short, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to drive a bus.

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Minnesota DOT: Why Does I-69 Need Flood-Mitigation Work?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Animation from Minnesota Department of Transportation explains why it’s time to upgrade the stretch of I-69 between Mankato and St. Peter, MN. In April, MnDOT will begin replacing old pavement, raising the road, and installing new median barriers.

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Minnesota DOT: Fighting Winter with the “Ice Breaker”

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

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

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

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Minnesota DOT: Testing the Robot Road-Painter

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

University of Minnesota-Duluth Associate Professor Ryan Rosandich tests a prototype of a robotic arm he developed to paint messages and markings on roadways. He calls the machine the MnDOT Robot.

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