National Road Research Alliance - NRRA

The primary objectives of the National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) are: (1) Conduct structured construction, field testing and evaluation using the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnROAD) cold weather facility; (2) Evaluate pavement materials, equipment and methods under real-world conditions; (3) Establish industry standards and develop performance measure for improving pavement performance; (4) Develop and/or revise specifications and recommendations; (5) Studying and promoting innovative techniques and technologies that will save agencies money, improve safety and increase efficiency; (6) Supporting technology transfer by developing practical field guides, best practices, and training curriculum to promote the results of research projects; (7) Conduct cost-benefit analysis to ensure that new technologies, materials or methods contribute to operational efficiencies; (8) Support the exchange of information and ideas through collaborative research efforts that provide opportunities for public agencies to share experiences. (9) Identify and prioritize common road related research needs to address regional and national issues that are built on existing efforts such as Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) and hot mix asphalt (HMA) Roadmaps as well as the Foundation for Pavement Preservation Roadmap; (10) Fund high priority, readily implementable research projects though research contracts and university partnerships; and (11) Leverage knowledge, skills, and resources from participating partners to advances pavement research and implementation efforts while developing the workforce of the future. Support technology transfer that highlights the implementation of research results and the associated benefits.


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  • Status: Programmed
  • Funding: $4850000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Illinois Department of Transportation

    2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
    Springfield, IL  United States  62764

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010

    Michigan Department of Transportation

    Van Wagoner Building
    425 W. Ottawa Street
    Lansing, MI  United States  48909

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building
    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155

    Missouri Department of Transportation

    1617 Missouri Blvd.
    P.O. Box 270
    Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102

    North Dakota Department of Transportation

    608 East Boulevard Avenue
    Bismarck, ND  United States  58505-0700

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    PO Box 7910
    4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 104
    Madison, WI  United States  53707-7910
  • Project Managers:

    Engstrom, Glenn

  • Start Date: 20200222
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 42123

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01590708
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(341)
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2016 11:39AM