Earth Day 2020

April 22 is Earth Day!

Climate change & the environment is one of five research strategic priorities that guide the work of the state transportation research program.

This includes research projects specific to endangered & threatened species, wetland protections, salt use and incursion, congestion impacts on air quality, and the impacts of road construction and maintenance activity on the environment.

Recently completed environmental research

Check out these environmental research projects, completed in 2019:

  1. Performance Testing of Regional Roadside Turfgrass
  2. Development and Regionalization of in Situ Bioslopes and Bioswales
  3. Sediment Control Log Guidance for Field Applications
  4. Minnesota Guide for Stream Connectivity and Aquatic Organism Passage Through Culverts
  5. Investigating Wastewater Reuse at MnDOT Truck Stations
  6. Monitoring and Habitat Assessment of Declining Bumble Bees in Roadsides in the Twin Cities Metro Area of Minnesota
  7. Concrete Grinding Residue: Its Effect on Roadside Vegetation and Soil Properties
  8. Iron-Enhanced Swale Ditch Checks for Phosphorus Retention
  9. Development and Regionalization of in Situ Bioslopes and Bioswales
  10. Regional Optimization of Roadside Turfgrass Seed Mixtures (Phase 1)

Want to learn more more? Additional environmental research can be found using our research project search engine. Use the “Category” tool to filter for “Environmental” projects.

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