Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Construction Program Management and Inspection Guide (CPMIG) Workshop

June 28 - 29 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in MnDOT Office of Materials in Maplewood

This 2-day training workshop highlights the F.H.W.A. roles and resources to assist the State in delivering a quality
construction program. The training will assist field engineers in maintaining and improving technical competence and in
selecting a balanced program of construction management techniques. This will not be an officially sanctioned NHI
course, no certificate, no fees, no CEU’s.

To register please fill out the CPMIG registration form (PDF, 0.5 MB) and follow instructions to send in.

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.