LRRB Announces 2021 Research Projects

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Local Road Research Board News

February 2021

LRRB Announces 2021 Research Projects

In December, the LRRB met and funded 16 new research projects to address issues facing the Minnesota transportation community, including impacts of detour routes on local roads and the influence of autonomous vehicles.

City and county engineers proposed over 100 ideas for possible funding in 2021. In addition to the 16 academic research projects, the LRRB funded 10 consultant proposals through its research implementation program and two projects to address COVID-19 impacts.

“We are in great need of people to serve on the technical advisory panels for these projects,” said Jim Foldesi, LRRB board chair. “The experience is highly rewarding and you will be contributing to products that help your fellow transportation engineers and practitioners. Please email to volunteer.”

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2021 LRRB Research Projects

2021 LRRB Research Implementation Projects

*Indicates joint funding by the Local Road Research Board and State Research Program. See MnDOT website for additional research projects, funded solely by the state research program.

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