External Partnerships

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Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for Michigan’s nearly 10,000-mile state highway system, comprised of all M, I, and US-routes. It is the backbone of Michigan’s 120,000-mile highway, road and street network.

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Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)

Local Road Research Board (LRRB)

Established in 1959 through state legislation, the Local Road Research Board (LRRB) has sponsored more than 200 individual research projects over the last 15 years. Current LRRB-funded research falls primarily into the following categories: design, construction, maintenance/operations, environmental compatibility, administration and implementation.

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National Road Research Alliance (NRRA)

The National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) is a Pooled Fund with the goal to improve the future sustainability of our roads through research and a commitment to cooperative implementation. The alliance sponsors research at the MnROAD test track, one of the most sophisticated cold-weather pavement facilities in existence, as well as other locations.