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  • Researchers developed a method to allow user to compare costs associated with different road surfaces. Specifically, the Surface Selection Tool is used to determine costs associated with maintaining roads with different surfaces and selecting the most appropriate road surface for a specific set of circumstances.
  • This GIS dashboard displays near real-time traffic data from the NDDOT rural Automatic Traffic Recorders along with traffic data from signalized intersections in the Grand Forks and Fargo Metro areas. The maps and graphs include recent and historical traffic volumes along with changes in traffic volumes from the previous year.
  • The Truck Weight Calculator provides a convenient way to determine the maximum legal weight that any set of axles on a vehicle/vehicle combination may carry on ND interstate and state highways. The allowable weight on a vehicle/vehicle combination may increase by either adding additional axles or by increasing the distance between axles. The formula for the calculator is a weight-to-length ratio. This formula was enacted by Congress and the State to limit the weight-to-length of a vehicle crossing a bridge.
  • The Geographic Roadway Inventory Tool is an easy-to-use asset management program developed for county road managers. The development of GRIT was a team effort, led by UGPTI. To ensure the needs of county road managers were met, a steering committee comprised of 10 county transportation leaders and representatives from the ND Department of Transportation, the ND Association of Counties and UGPTI provided feedback and guidance throughout the process. GRIT continues to be enhanced with new and improved features and expanded to other states including Minnesota, South Dakota, and Montana.
NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050
(701)231-8058ndsu.ugpti@ndsu.edu