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Minnesota LTAP created summary articles of selected presentations at the 2011 National Association of County Engineers (NACE) annual conference, which was held in Minneapolis in April 2011. The sessions are:
You may also download a PDF with all five summaries: NACE 2011 Presentation Summaries (852 KB PDF)
The Minnesota Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Pilot Safety Program was established in 2008 to help local transportation agencies fund ITS consulting assistance and thus overcome the barriers to implementing ITS technologies. These fact sheets describe the first two projects completed under the program.
This policy, condensed from the 2007 Mn/DOT Maintenance Manual, is intended for use by state, county, and township road maintenance authorities and is endorsed by Mn/DOT and the DNR. The primary emphasis of this policy is to reduce mowing of roadsides to a minimum, which will reduce costs.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) has developed a utility coordination process that emphasizes communication among all those whose work affects utility coordination in transportation projects. Mn/DOT developed the following tools for use by local transportation agencies:
Transportation projects can stall for a number of reasons. This fact sheet describes findings of a pilot initiative to train transportation officials in collaborative leadership and provide a model that can be replicated elsewhere. Federal Highway Administration and Minnesota LTAP, 2008.
A comprehensive product that includes a technical brochure, research reports, and PowerPoint presentations to help local agencies make policy decisions for maintaining and upgrading gravel roads. Minnesota LTAP, 2006.
Truck and equipment wash water must be collected and properly disposed of—which means it may not be discharged to a storm drain, ditch, lake, river, or any water of the state. This fact sheet gives an overview of the relevant state and federal laws, options for water discharge, Best Management Practices (BMPs), and additional resources. Fortin Consulting, Inc.
This is a two page overview of the best practices for removing snow and ice from pavements while protecting the environment. Kathleen Schaefer, CTAP Instructor.
This fact sheet gives key features of the Winter Parking Lot and Sidewalk Maintenance Manual. It includes the following tables: Melt Times for Salt (NaCl) at Different Pavement Temperatures, Melting Characteristics, Variables Affecting Application Rate, Deicing Application Rate Guidelines for Parking Lots and Sidewalks, and Anti-Icing Guidelines. Fortin Consulting, Inc.
Items available for download include fact sheets from the Iowa DOT on topics such as snow fence, bridge frost, and ice melting capacity. The materials are being shared by winter maintenance professionals and distributed in conjunction with the National LTAP Association's WINOPS listserv. The person posting the document grants permission for reproduction and use of these materials for training, providing appropriate credit is given.
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