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MnDOT Standard Signs and Markings

MnDOT manages the standard signs and standard markings designs that are referenced in the Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MN MUTCD) and MnDOT Traffic Engineering Manual.

Transition Timeline: 2k Font

Currently, MnDOT is transitioning to 2k font and, as necessary, updating some sign codes, designs and sizes.  MnDOT will start using the new sign codes and 2k font designs with projects let after June 30, 2020. This is a loose deadline; OTE Signing is working with Districts on larger plans that will be let after this date. Also, manufacturers need to update their process and inventory.  To ensure a smooth transition, MnDOT Districts are encouraged to accept both designs for up to 1 year.

For Designers:

Signing Plans must be completed using either the 2020 sign designs (as found on the 2020 Standard Signs and Markings  webpage) or the 2017 Sign Designs (as found on the 2017 Standard Signs and Markings webpage).  Do NOT mix 2020 sign designs and 2017 signs designs in the same plan set.

For Manufacturers

During this transition period, please pay special attention to the manuals and documents listing in the plans, special provisions and other construction documents:

  • If the 2020 MnDOT Standard Signs and Markings Manual is referenced, please refer to the documents and information found on the 2020 Standard Signs and Markings webpage.
  • If the 2017 MnDOT Standard Signs and Markings Manual or MnDOT Standard Signs and Markings Manual is referenced, please refer to the documents and information found on the 2017 Standard Signs and Markings webpage.

A 2020 MnDOT Standard Sign Design (as found in the 2020 MnDOT Standard Signs and Markings Manual) may be substituted for an older sign design and vice-versa.  A 2017 sign design (as found in the 2017 MnDOT Standard Signs and Markings Manual) may be substituted for a 2020 sign design.