Zhanping You (CEE), students Siyu Chen, Fangyuan Gong, Ran Zhang, visiting scholars Songtao Lyu and Chundi Si attended the National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) Grand Opening at MnROAD on October 10. Zhanping You received a Plaque from Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Commissioner Zelle for Associate Member Michigan Tech Transportation Institute. U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer and Commissioner Charlie Zelle joined the event. MnDOT Commissioner Zelle, Deputy Commissioner Mulvihil and Associate members of NRRA cutting the ribbon with Congressman Emmer.
MnROAD, located near Albertville, Minnesota, is a pavement test track consists of various combinations of road-building materials and designs. MnROAD collects pavement field data with thousands of sensors located in each test section. A tour of MnROAD Low Volume Road was shown by the MnROAD staffs.