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Salt Solutions Program

The Salt Solutions Program is a hands-on program that monitors and employs research on equipment, chemicals and the training needed to successfully implement a winter bare lane program statewide. It includes but is not limited to pre-wetting, de-icing, anti-icing and sensible salting on the state highway system throughout the entire state, with emphasis on environmental effects and how to complete our jobs economically without sacrificing the safety of our customers.

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Circuit Training and Assistance Program

CTAP provides practical training in best practices and new technologies to maintenance personnel from cities, counties, townships and the state. CTAP uses a fully equipped van to provide on-site training across the state of Minnesota. The workshops are often hands-on with demonstrations of new equipment, materials and technologies.

Current CTAP training courses include:

  • Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control
  • Snow and Ice Control
  • Sander Calibration
  • Asphalt Pavement Maintenance
  • Culvert Installation and Maintenance
  • Gravel Road Maintenance and Dust Control
  • Roadside Vegetation Management and Erosion Control

mndot dump truckClasses can be scheduled by calling the CTAP instructor, Kathleen Schaefer at 651-366-3575, or via the CTAP website.

Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) & Automated Vehicle Location (AVL)

Bare Lane Training