Videos

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Date Produced Title

November 2013 Frost Damage in Pavement: Executive Summary

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

Date produced: September 2011

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

This professionally developed DVD was developed to assist local agencies to understand and communicate the benefits of pavement management. The DVD is targeted at non-users of Pavement Management or Engineers wishing to convince their elected officials to implement a program. Pavement_Management.wmv

Date produced: July 2010

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

ToPaveOrNotToPaveNoAudio.ppt

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

March 2006 Roads and Loads: Finding the Balance DVD

RoadsLoadsDVDBrochure.pdf

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

March 2006 How About a Roundabout? The Minnesota Experience DVD.

View the Video:
www.mnltap.umn.edu/Publications/Videos/ModernRoundabouts

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

March 2004 Tool Kit for a Career in Civil Engineering

For a copy of the complete VHS video, please contact RSS Web Research at 651-282-2274 or research@dot.state.mn.us.

PowerPoint (49.0 MB): 200418presentationfinal.ppt
FAQ: 200418FAQ.pdf
Brochure: 200418Brochurefinal.pdf
Survey: Performance_survey.pdf

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

September 2001 Snowplow – Cool!

View a short clip from the video: SnowplowCool.mpg
See the handout with activities and coloring pages.
Click here to ask a librarian for the complete video.

ID No.: VT TD 868
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

Not available online. Click here to ask a librarian for a copy.

ID No.: VT16
Length: 14:00
Date produced: December 1998

September 1996 Utility Cut Repair

View a short clip from the video: VT388UtilityCutRepairs.mpg
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ID No.: VT388
Length: 11:00
Date produced: September 1996

September 1996 Traffic Control: What Works?

View a short clip from the video: VT389TrafficControl.mpg
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ID No.: VT389
Length: 12:24
Date produced: September 1996

September 1995 The Minnesota Local Road Research Board

View a short clip from the video: VT386TheLRRB.mpg
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ID No.: VT386
Length: 11:29
Date produced: September 1995

September 1995 Roadway Design: Balancing Safety, Environment and Cost

View a short clip from the video: VT387Roadwaydesign.mpg
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ID No.: VT387
Length: 13:24
Date produced: September 1995

October 1994 Asphalt Overlays: The Four P’s

View a short clip from the video: VT333AsphaltOverlays.mpg
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ID No.: VT333
Length: 15:28
Date produced: October 1994

October 1993 Sealcoating: A Matter of Science and Skill

View a short clip from the video: VT259Sealcoating.mpg
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ID No.: VT259
Length: 16:28
Date produced: October 1993

March 1993 Asphalt Crack Treatment

View a short clip from the video: VT74AsphaltCrackTreatment.mpg
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ID No.: VT74
Length: 15:06
Date produced: March 1993

September 1991 Road Repair: Do the Right Thing

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ID No.: VT65
Length: 21:30
Date produced: September 1991

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

View a short clip from the video: VT24WeatherandLoads
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ID No.: VT24
Length: 16:45
Date produced: January 1991