Mn/ROAD, a project instigated by the Office of Minnesota Road Research (part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation or Mn/DOT), was opened in 1994 after a four-year construction period. This is claimed to be the world's largest and most technologically advanced roadway test and research facility, and the purpose of the project is to provide highway engineers with new research to help transportation organizations design longer lasting, more cost-effective roads. The testing facility looks like 10 km of ordinary pavement: beneath the surface are 4,572 state-of-the-art sensors embedded in 40 road 'cells' of differing pavement composition. These buried sensors trigger millions of bytes of data daily, tracking the causes of pavement distress -- heavy trucks, pounding tires, and seasonal changes.

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  • Publication Date: 1996-1


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  • Accession Number: 00725778
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1996 12:00AM