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Date Produced Title

October 2015 Roundabout Myths (10-myth version)

Modern roundabouts are a newer form of traffic control in Minnesota. While they are becoming increasingly popular due to their safety, efficiency, and economic benefits, they are prone to misconceptions and misunderstandings. In this video, we address three common roundabout myths and demonstrate why they are a viable alternative for intersection traffic control.

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Length: 14:50
Date produced: October 2015

October 2015 Roundabout Myths (3-myth version)

Modern roundabouts are a newer form of traffic control in Minnesota. While they are becoming increasingly popular due to their safety, efficiency, and economic benefits, they are prone to misconceptions and misunderstandings. In this video, we address three common roundabout myths and demonstrate why they are a viable alternative for intersection traffic control.

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Length: 6:08
Date produced: October 2015

September 2015 Rumble Strips: Saving Lives in Minnesota

Rumble strips are grooves in the roadway surface that produce noise and vibration when driven upon, thus alerting drivers when they are drifting from their lane. This video shows how rumble strips are a proven and cost-effective method of reducing crashes on Minnesota roads, explains the difference between rumble strips and rumble stripes, and acknowledges the impacts to cyclists and nearby residents.

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Length: 6:51
Date produced: September 2015

July 2015 Winter Chemicals for Local Agencies

Winter weather in Minnesota comes in many forms. Fortunately there is a variety of equipment and chemical options available to public works entities to combat the toughest Minnesota winter conditions. This video gives an overview of the different types of chemicals available and their intended uses.

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Length: 5:47
Date produced: July 2015

May 2014 Sign Life Expectancy Research

Researcher Howard Preston explains what MnDOT is doing to learn the life expectancy of traffic signs.


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Length: 1:43
Date produced: May 2014

April 2014 Why Aren’t They Working on My Road?

Ever wonder why your road isn’t being repaired? This Minnesota Local Road Research Board video explains why roads go bad and why sometimes the worst roads aren’t fixed first.

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Length: 7:08
Date produced: April 2014

April 2014 Minnesota Bike Lanes: Learning to Share

Join the discussion as we talk with pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists in Minnesota to identify some common misconceptions about bike lanes.

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Length: 6:00
Date produced: April 2014

March 2014 De-icing Study: Putting the Products to the Test

Watch as MnDOT-funded researchers transform the parking lots of Valleyfair and Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., into driving tracks to study the effects of weather and vehicle traffic on different deicing treatments.

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Length: 3:00
Date produced: March 2014

March 2014 What is the LRRB?

A short look at what the Minnesota Local Road Research Board does, and how it benefits city and county engineers, officials, and citizens.

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Length: 2:44
Date produced: March 2014

January 2014 Answers to Common Questions About Gravel Roads

More than half of U.S. roadways are gravel roads, making them an important part of our transportation system. Learn about gravel road construction, common problems with gravel roads, and how to keep a gravel road in the best condition

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Length: 5:23
Date produced: January 2014

January 2014 Navigating a Multi-Lane Roundabout

Ever wonder why your road isn’t being repaired? This Minnesota Local Road Research Board video explains why roads go bad and why sometimes the worst roads aren’t fixed first.

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Length: 5:59
Date produced: January 2014

November 2013 Frost Damage in Pavement: Executive Summary

This is an abbreviated version of the full “Frost Damage in Pavement: Causes and Cures” video.

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Length: 4:27
Date produced: November 2013

November 2013 Frost Damage in Pavement: Causes and Cures

Frost damage is a costly aspect of roadway maintenance. This video shows laboratory experiments exploring how frost interacts with pavement, discusses methods of repairing damage and offers better designs to avoid damage in the first place.

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Length: 13:27
Date produced: November 2013

September 2013 Road Closed Signs: Beware and Be Aware

A tragic accident occurred in Cambridge, Minn., when a driver ignored a “Road Closed” sign and drove into a 30-foot-deep trench. This video shows the choices that led to this crash, the dangers of entering a construction area, and the importance of obeying Road Closed signs.

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Length: 3:46
Date produced: September 2013

September 2013 Construction Zone Safety: Our Responsibility

Scott Gabrio, a MnDOT maintenance worker, was seriously injured by a distracted driver in a construction zone. This video shows what happened to Scott and what we can all do to prevent similar crashes from happening in the future.

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Length: 4:09
Date produced: September 2013

May 2013 Choosing Stormwater Management Practices: A Decision Tree for Minnesota Cities

This video introduces seven management practices that local government agencies may use to meet state and federal stormwater regulations. Based on a Local Road Research Board guide to stormwater best management practices, the video shows examples of various BMPs as local engineers explain how they have used them to keep stormwater pollutants out of Minnesota lakes and streams.

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Length: 14:16
Date produced: May 2013

February 2013 Minnesota Pothole Professionals: Smoothing the Way to Safer Travel

Minnesota’s cities and counties are working hard to keep roads safe and smooth. Local pothole professionals like those featured in this video respond to citizen reports of potholes and proactively patch potholes — on an interim basis during the spring thaw and on a permanent basis throughout the warmer months.

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Date produced: February 2013

February 2013 Stop Signs: Why Do We Have Them On Residential Roads?

Learn about the purpose of stop signs on residential roads. Do you think stop signs slow down traffic? Who should decide where stop signs should be placed? Watch this video to see what the research says.

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Date produced: February 2013

February 2013 Speed Limits: Why Do We Have Them?

Learn about the purpose of speed limits. Do you think lowering a speed limit will slow down traffic? Should residential speed limits be set differently for different roads? Watch this video to see what the research says.

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Date produced: February 2013

September 2011 Catch Basin Maintenance Repair Trailer

The City of Lakeville Street Division had been rehabilitating many storm sewer structures and catch basins, but lacked an efficient system for transporting the necessary tools, materials and equipment. The solution was to retrofit a 15,000-lb. trailer, with all the necessary items, including a service crane and traffic control devices, and simply hook it up as needed to a single truck for transport to project sites.

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Date produced: September 2011

July 2010 Pavement Management: Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Roads at the Right Time

This video was developed to help local agencies understand and communicate the benefits of pavement management. It is targeted at non-users of Pavement Management or Engineers wishing to convince their elected officials to implement a program.
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Date produced: July 2010

November 2006 To Pave or Not to Pave – Narrated Power Point

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ID No.: PP07PAVEN
Length: N/A
Date produced: November 2006

March 2006 Roads and Loads: Finding the Balance

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Roads & Loads Brochure

ID No.: TE278
Length: 19:00
Date produced: March 2006

March 2006 How About a Roundabout? The Minnesota Experience

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ID No.: TE176
Length: 19:00
Date produced: March 2006

March 2004 Tool Kit for a Career in Civil Engineering

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FAQ
Brochure
Performance Survey

ID No.: VTTA157
Length: 7:00
Date produced: March 2004

September 2001 Snowplow – Cool!

This video with supporting materials on safety around snowplows is designed for second and third grade children. It tells the story of 10-year old neighbors who had a near-accident with a snowplow. City and county public works departments are encouraged to visit schools in conjunction with this video to build connections with their communities and take an active role in safety.

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See the handout with activities and coloring pages.

Length: 9:00
Date produced: September 2001

January 1999 Pothole Repair: Proven Practices

This 14 minute video provides an overview of the causes of potholes and repair methods. Three types of patching methods, permanent, semi-permanent and temporary, are presented along with the guidelines for selecting the most appropriate techniques.

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ID No.: VT499
Length: 14:00
Date produced: January 1999

December 1998 Mailboxes May be Hazardous to your Health

Using a series of dramatic crash-test clips, this video illustrates the potential dangers of mailbox installations on high-speed roadways, and suggests safer, cost-effective alternatives to standard wood posts and other designs that penetrate windshields on impact.
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Length: 14:00
Date produced: December 1998

September 1996 Utility Cut Repair: Doing It Right

This video explains how using research-tested repair techniques and materials saves money, headaches, and time for both drivers and public agencies. It also serves as a educational refresher for maintenance staff.

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ID No.: VT388
Length: 11:00
Date produced: September 1996

September 1996 Traffic Control: What Works?

Determining the best type of traffic control for a given situation is one of the most complex tasks faced by public engineers. This video discusses how engineers develop reasonable, research-based traffic control strategies and apply engineering judgment to select speed control devices.

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ID No.: VT389
Length: 12:24
Date produced: September 1996

September 1995 What is the LRRB?

A short look at what the Minnesota Local Road Research Board does, and how it benefits city and county engineers, officials, and citizens.
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ID No.: VT386
Length: 11:29
Date produced: September 1995

September 1995 Roadway Design: Balancing Safety, Environment and Cost

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ID No.: VT387
Length: 13:24
Date produced: September 1995

October 1994 Asphalt Overlays: The Four P’s

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ID No.: VT333
Length: 15:28
Date produced: October 1994

October 1993 Sealcoating: A Matter of Science and Skill

Quality sealcoating requires both science in design and skill in application. This video shows emulsion and aggregate spreaders in action and explains the project management necessary to maintain an efficient sealcoating operation.

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Length: 16:28
Date produced: October 1993

March 1993 Asphalt Crack Treatment

The ins and outs of crack repair, presented as a friendly debate between the two maintenance workers sharing their knowledge—both field experience and research technology.  The video discusses the differences between cracking filling and crack sealing and between routing versus sealing.  Computer animation helps illustrate key concepts.

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ID No.: VT74
Length: 15:06
Date produced: March 1993

September 1991 Pavement Repair: Do the Right Thing at the Right Time

Using nontechnical terms, pavement material samples and other aids, a moderator explains how engineers gather data on pavement and underlying soils, then discusses the factors considered in making rehabilitation decisions.

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Length: 21:30
Date produced: September 1991

January 1991 Weather and Loads: The Effect They Have on Roads

While focusing on how pavement materials are affected by weather and loading, this video covers the basic concepts of pavement engineering, including fatigue, bearing capacity, and thermal expansion. It is a technical topic, designed for a general audience, with tabletop cross-section models to illustrate principles. Damage caused by overweight vehicle loads is also discussed.
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Length: 16:45
Date produced: January 1991