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Planning and Design Tools for Construction Projects
Links to MnDOT Design Related Web Resources

Resource Links

ADA Resources

 

Accessibility and MnDOT

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/ada/index.html


 

Approved/Qualified Products List

 

Approved MBW Reinforcement, RSS Geosynthetic Reinforcement, and more
http://www.mrr.dot.state.mn.us/geotechnical/foundations/foundations.asp

 

Approved products and certified products and sources for acceptance on MnDOT and Federal-aid projects
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/products/index.html

 

 

Biking and Pedestrian Resources

 

Biking
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/

 

Pedestrian
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/peds/

 

 

Bridge Resources Related to Design

 

Bridge Construction Manual
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bridge/manuals/construction/index.html

 

LRFD Bridge Design and Bridge Details Parts I & II Manuals, Guidelines, Reports
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bridge/

 

State Aid Bridge Handbook
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bridge/stateaid/index.html

 

 

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)

 

CADD Data Standards, MnDOT
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/caes/cadd

 

CADD Standards, Bridge
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bridge/

 

GEOPAK – MnDOT design software
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/caes/

 

 

Context Sensitive Solutions

 

MnDOT with Center for Transportation Studies working for Context-Sensitive Design
http://www.cts.umn.edu/Education/ContextSensitive

 

Minnesota is one of five pilot states implementing Context-Sensitive Design
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/context/index.cfm

 

Design Policy - "Design Excellence Through Context Sensitive Design" - Tech Memo

 

 

Cost Participation Policy

 

Cost Participation for Cooperative Construction Projects and Maintenance Responsibilities between MnDOT and Local Units of Government
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/policy/financial/fm011.html

 

 

Design Build Projects & Resources

 

Design-Build
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/designbuild/

 

 

Design Manual

 

Road Design Manual
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/design/rdm/

 

Traffic Engineering Design Manuals
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/publ/tem/index.html

 

 

Design Practices & Procedures

 

Design Scene, MnDOT
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/pre-letting/scene/

 

Geometric Design & Layout Development
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/design/geometric/index.html

 

 

Design Specifications

 

Standard Specifications for Construction
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/pre-letting/spec/

 

Special Provisions for Spec Book 2005, MnDOT
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/pre-letting/prov/

 

Special Provisions, Bridge
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bridge/docsdown.html

 

 

Environmental Resources Related to Design

 

MnDOT Project and Process Guidance, HPDP handbook
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/hpdp/scoping.html

 

Metro Visual Imaging, MnDOT Visualization Services
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/visualization/

 

Plant Selector program for roadside planting, ...
http://dotapp7.dot.state.mn.us/plant/

 

Erosion & Sediment Control specialist training manual, research, .
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/environment/

 

Mn/Model Statewide Archaeological Predictive Model
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/mnmodel/

 

 

Hydrology/Hydraulics

 

Bridge Scour Evaluation Procedures (Internal link for MnDOT employees)
http://ihub/bridge/hydraulics/scour/index.html

 

Mn/Dot Metro District Stormwater Program
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/waterresources/index.html

 

MnDOT Drainage Manual
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bridge/hydraulics/drainagemanual/index.html

 

MnDOT Culvert & Storm Drain Inspection Database Program (HydInfra)
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/bridge/hydraulics/hydinfra/index.html

 

MnDOT Culvert & Storm Drain Inspection Database Program (HydInfra) (Internal link for MnDOT employees) http://ihub/bridge/hydraulics/hydinfra/index.html

 

 

Pavement Design

 

Pavement Design
http://www.mrr.dot.state.mn.us/pavement/pavementeng.asp

 

 

Project Development Guidance

 

MnDOT Project and Process Guidance, HPDP handbook
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/hpdp/scoping.html

 

 

Quality Resources Related to Design

 

State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/program/index.html

 

 

Research (Design Specific)

 

Research, test, and deploy advanced transportation technology
http://www.research.dot.state.mn.us/

 

Office of Research Services acquires, creates, and shares transportation knowledge
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/guidestar/

 

Transportation research at U of M in conjunction with MnDOT
http://www.cts.umn.edu/

 

 

Rest Areas, Travel Information Centers & Waysides

 

Safety Rest Areas and Waysides
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/restareas/

 

Historic Roadside Development Structures on Minnesota Trunk Highways
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/roadsides/historic/index.html

 

Scenic Byways
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/scenicbyways/index.html

 

 

Right-of-Way Resources, Manuals, etc.

 

Right of Way Resources
http://www.olmweb.dot.state.mn.us/

 

 

Standard Drawings

 

Sample Plan, Metro
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/finaldesign/sampleplan.html

 

Standard Plan Sheets, MnDOT
http://standardplans.dot.state.mn.us/

 

Standards Plates, MnDOT
http://standardplates.dot.state.mn.us/StdPlate.aspx

 

 

State Aid for Local Transportation

 

State Aid for Local Transportation
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stateaid/

 

 

Technical Memorandums

 

Technical Memorandums, Environmental
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/environment/techmemos.html

 

Technical Memorandums, MnDOT
http://techmemos.dot.state.mn.us/techmemo.aspx

 

Technical Memorandums, State Aid
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/stateaid/tech-memos.html

 

 

Traffic Engineering Publications & Resources

 

Traffic Engineering Publications & Resources
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/index.html

 

 

Traffic Lighting & Signals

 

MnDOT Traffic Publications, Signals & Lighting, and more...
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/trafficeng/

 

Metro Traffic Signals & Lighting, Traffic Control, Traffic Studies
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/trafficeng/

 

 

Utilities Resources, Manual, etc.

 

Utilities Resources, Manual, etc.
http://www.dot.state.mn.us/utility/