PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND NORTHSTAR WORKSHOP - A BOLD NEW LOOK AT MINNESOTA'S ROADS AND LOADS

The Northstar Workshop, "A Bold New Look at Minnesota's Roads and Loads," was held at the Leamington Hotel, Minnesota on November 13, 14, andd 15, 1984. The Workshop addressed two main aspects of highway loads - the 80,000-lb. gross truck load and the springtime load limitation policies. There was an attendance of about 140, mainly from Mn/DOT, but also from the four adjacent states and Michigan, the two bordering Canadian provinces, the Minnesota State Planning Agency and Legislative Research, agencies such as AASHTO and FHWA, the Minnesota Motor Transport Association, county and city engineers, and the paving industry and truck manufacturing industry; thus, it constituted a comprehensive cross-section of persons concerned with the subjects under discussions for which the attendees were divided into six groups. Reports of these discussins were made to the full conference by group leaders and a final summary was made by Deputy Commissioner Robert McDonald. Following the Workshop, Mr. McDonald appointed a Truck Weight Action Group to compile recommendations based on the papers and discussions at the Workshop, and this group has made its report; its recommendations, in effect, represent a summary of the dominant thoughts of the Workshop. The report is included in Appendix A of the proceedings. (Author) in Appendix A of the proceedings. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Workshop held at the Leamington Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 13, 14, 1nd 15, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Office of Research and Development, Transportation Building
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hale, Jamie
  • Publication Date: 1984-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 283 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451793
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: 9RC0150
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:14PM