Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Maintaining Minnesota's Highways


Maintenance Operations Research

MnDOT is responsible for approximately 29,233 lane miles of state roadway in Minnesota.

The Maintenance Operation Research (MOR) program encourages and funds applied research to assist in developing innovations. It promotes operational or "hands on" research, encourages the development of ideas and methods that improve transportation, and furthers implementation. Research areas include:

  • Winter maintenance
  • Winter material
  • Road and bridge maintenance
  • Roadside maintenance
  • Equipment/tools
  • Safety, traffic control and workzone safety
  • Technology

"On the road" research is our strength, but we also support some laboratory research.

Long-term projects


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