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  • Posted: Jun 28
    As summer settles in across North Dakota, you're probably noticing that bees are especially active these days. It's their favorite season! And when they disappear as fall approaches, it will be time to be on alert for wasps and hornets.
  • Posted: Jun 2
    Showcase your innovation efforts! If your road department has fabricated a new tool, made modifications to equipment, or incorporated a process that increases safety, reduces costs or improves efficiency, share and showcase your innovation. Entries are due by July 31.
  • Posted: May 3
    On May 18, learn how several agencies have used the four pillars of FoRRRwD to implement this countermeasure to keep vehicles in their lanes, and how you can do the same. Registration is required for this FREE webinar.
  • Posted: Apr 26
    Each year in the spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring national attention to motorist and worker safety and mobility issues in work zones.
  • Posted: Apr 8
    ND county and tribal road managers, we NEED your input on changes that are being considered for the next North Dakota local government bridge needs survey. FHWA has phased out the Sufficiency Rating factor so a new tool that will replace it in the needs decision process will need to be developed. Please fill out this short survey and hit the submit button as soon as you can! Thank you!
  • Posted: Apr 8
    The Western Energy Roundtable will be held Thursday, May 6. Registration is required, however there is no registration fee. The roundtable provides an opportunity for county leadership in the western oil counties to glean recent technical information and share best practices with their peers.
  • Posted: Mar 20
    It does us no good to be trained on how to use a portable fire extinguisher if it is not ready and available for use when needed. So here are a few of the steps we can all take to help ensure we maintain all of our portable fire extinguishers ready for instant use.
  • Posted: Mar 19
    NDLTAP wants to hear from you!! If your road department has fabricated a new tool, made modifications to equipment, or incorporated a process that has increased safety, reduced costs, or improved efficiencies, the 2021 Innovation Champions Contest is an opportunity to showcase your innovation.
  • Posted: Mar 18
    The ND Asphalt Conference is a two-day online event that you can attend from the safety and comfort of your home/office. Join us on April 6-7, 2021, as we share expertise in the asphalt industry. There is no conference registration fee. Registration is required.
  • Posted: Mar 10
    The UGPTI recently released a 2019-2021 Biennial Highlights report focusing on efforts to date during the current biennium. The report illustrates how the Institute continues to build on its history of providing research, education, and outreach to support transportation in North Dakota.
  • Posted: Feb 19
    Seat belts are the single most effective safety device to prevent death and injury in a motor vehicle crash. Seat belts restrain occupants in the vehicle's designed protective space, giving them room to live in the event of a crash and prevents them from colliding with other occupants in the vehicle. A seat belt also keeps the driver correctly positioned behind the wheel to help maintain control of a vehicle. The failure to wear a seat belt results in more motor vehicle fatalities in North Dakota than most other factors.
  • Posted: Feb 18
    This report highlights the programs and accomplishments of NDLTAP during 2020, a year that saw significant challenges to traditional outreach. Enhanced virtual delivery and connectivity to remote sections of our state helped to fill the gap created by limits on face-to-face contact.
  • Posted: Feb 11
    Kelly Bengtson, UGPTI road and bridge engineer was one of three analysists involved in developing "The Top 20 Innovations for Rural Bridge Replacement and Repair," a report highlighting cost-effective approaches to replacing and repairing rural bridges without compromising safety so that rural ag producers can maintain access to markets. The report was published by the Soy Transportation Coalition, an organization comprised of 13 state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association and the United Soybean Board.
  • Posted: Feb 2
    NDSU developed and patented a soybean-based dust control product that is being produced by BioBlend, an Illinois-based manufacturer of biodegradable lubricants and industrial products.
  • Posted: Jan 22
    NDLTAP recently released the RED (Recognize, Eliminate, and Discuss Safety) Book, a new resource designed to help road workers and managers eliminate accidents and injuries.
  • Posted: Jan 11
    We use solvents practically every day in our lives. At work, we may use or be exposed to solvents when we come in contact with paints, coatings, while using dip tanks, thinners, degreasers, cleaners, glues or mastics. As a result of this widespread usage, it is important to know some of the hazards that are associated with the group of chemicals, generally called "solvents".
  • Posted: Dec 15, 2020
    A winter survival kit could save your life. Here are 16 items to have in your winter survival kit, and some tips to follow if you are stranded.
  • Posted: Dec 11, 2020
    Gravel roads are dusty. For many roadways, the dust creates unsafe driving conditions. Additionally, the loss of fine material degrades the ability of the driving surface aggregate to bond together and shed water. Logically, increased traffic volumes result in increased dust. So what can we do to reduce the dust?
  • Posted: Dec 11, 2020
    The 2021 Sign Warrior Calendars are now available for download. Thanks to the fourth grade students who participated in our poster contest. Your efforts make this calendar possible and bring out the sign warrior in all of us.
  • Posted: Dec 3, 2020
    NDDOT is accepting applications/nominations for Vision Zero Infrastructure Awards. These awards are an annual event to recognize people, groups, organizations, programs, and projects that improve infrastructure safety across the state of ND for a safer and better quality of life. Nominations are due by December 20, 2020.
  • Posted: Nov 23, 2020
    The research responds to the N.D. Legislature's request for a study of the transportation infrastructure of all county, township, and tribal roads and bridges in the state. Infrastructure needs were estimated using detailed traffic models and the most current crop and oil production forecasts, traffic estimates, and roadway condition data.
  • Posted: Nov 20, 2020
    Gain a working knowledge of how to improve gravel performance and life in this Dec. 1 virtual training from NDLTAP. Register by Nov. 27. Learn tips on how to find and evaluate gravel sources, set realistic specifications, get owners and suppliers working together provide quality results, and adding clay (nature's glue) to gravel surfacing.
  • Posted: Nov 13, 2020
    Portable generators can be a very useful piece of equipment during a power outage. Portable generators can also be very dangerous. If you plan on using a portable generator, it is essential that you take proper precautions for your safety and the safety of those working to restore the power.
  • Posted: Oct 26, 2020
    The virtual summit for legislators and local government officials and transportation management officials will be October 29. Topics will feature critical asset information and management techniques and best practices for local county, township, city and tribal roads. UGPTI is helping plan the summit and several UGPTI staff are presenters.
  • Posted: Oct 15, 2020
    The four environmental conditions that cause cold-related stress are low temperatures, wind, dampness, and cold water. Two or more of these conditions together can make working outdoors very dangerous.
  • Posted: Sep 25, 2020
    Two transportation experts were recently added to the staff of NDSU's Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute to assist with local transportation planning and investments in Dunn, McKenzie, and Williams Counties and with the Mandan Hidatasa Arikara Nation.
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