Minnesota Department of Transportation

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State Aid for Local Transportation

Events & Workshops

ADA Training: Accessible Design in the Public Right of Way

  • February 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Baxter
  • March 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Willmar
  • March 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Shoreview
  • March 29 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Bemidji
  • April 4 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Detroit Lakes
  • April 12 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Mankato
  • April 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in Rochester
  • April 25 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in St. Paul

This full‐day training will give attendees an understanding of how to provide accessibility in the public right‐of‐way from scoping through final design. The course covers the basic design requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how those needs relate to the broader concepts of designing facilities that are usable, constructable, and maintainable.

This course is designed to provide local agencies and their consultants with a detailed understanding of the design of accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, signals, etc., as well as the relationship to project scope. Using an examples‐based approach, the course will guide participants through a series of case studies to demonstrate the role of effective scoping, outside‐in design, context‐based design approaches, and best practices from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This course will provide the context for role of compliance in the broader goal of accessibility.

Cost: No cost

For more information and to register, see the Minnesota LTAP website, https://learning.umn.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=10709267.

Intelligent Compaction and Paver Mounted Thermal Profiling VETA Software classes for 2018

New 2018 class schedule has been added, please check http://www.dot.state.mn.us/materials/amt/index.html for further details.

Pavement Marking Design and Application Course

  • April 9-10 at the MnDOT St. Cloud Training Center

This is a two day Pavement Markings Design and Application Course designed to enable the participants to obtain an understanding of the fundamental concepts and MnDOT standard practices for the design of pavement markings. Attendees will also gain experience in field practices.

Cost: $200 MnDOT/government, $300 non-government

For more information and to register, see the pavement marking design registration form (Word, 50 KB)

Signal and Lighting Certification

  • April 24-25 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the MnDOT Shoreview Training Center

This two day course includes review of contract documents, components, and the construction of traffic control signal and lighting systems. This course is designed to educate participants on MnDOT construction standards, procedures, and specifications for traffic control signal and lighting systems and obtain MnDOT Signal and Lighting certification up to five years. The course will be taught in a traditional classroom setting and will end with a 90 minute open book exam. A minimum score of 70 percent is required to pass.

Cost: $350

For more information and to register, see the certification registration form (Word, 55 KB)

Signal and Lighting Recertification

  • April 26 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the MnDOT Shoreview Training Center

This abbreviated single day course is to review and stay up to date on the latest changes in technology, components, contract documents, and construction procedures of MnDOT traffic control signals and lighting systems. The course is designed for those whose MnDOT Signal and Lighting certification is still valid but near expiration and allows them to maintain their certification for an additional five years. The course will be taught in a traditional classroom setting and will end with a 60 minute open book exam. A minimum score of 70 percent is required to pass.

Cost: $250

For more information and to register, see the recertification registration form (Word, 55 KB)

Sign Maintenance and Management for Local Agencies

This online distance-learning course was created to provide a concise, cohesive set of sign maintenance and management materials to employees of cities, counties, and municipalities. The development of this course stemmed from the realization that no consistent sign training is available locally and that many key maintenance staff are retiring without transferring their knowledge to younger staff. In addition, it is often challenging for maintenance staff to attend workshops and training in person, since their schedules change frequently and are often weather-dependent.

This course will help maintenance staff better understand sign materials, placement, installation, and retroreflectivity, as well as general maintenance and management practices. In addition, students will learn how to use and navigate the Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MN MUTCD) and understand new federal requirements related to sign maintenance and management.

The course consists of 10 lessons, each containing a narrated presentation, video clips, and a quiz. Participants can complete the course, which will take about 10 hours, at their own pace.

Course Lessons

  • General overview
  • Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Sign policy
  • Sign materials
  • Safety
  • Sign placement
  • Sign installation
  • Sign retroreflectivity
  • Sign maintenance and management
  • Addressing and street name signs

Cost: $65 ($75 to register for a Continuing Education Credit)

For further details and to register, visit http://www.mnltap.umn.edu/training/topic/traffic/onlinesign/index.html.