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Signing plans and special provisions

Special provisions

Signing sample plans

Documents, checklists and worksheets

Guide sign panel designs examples

Note: The following sign panels are being provided as examples of the most common sign panel designs used by MnDOT on MnDOT roadways. The sign designer must have the knowledge to use the proper guide sign designs (size, legend, color, etc) for the design situation. Adobe PDF files have been included for viewing for those who do not have SignCAD software. Not all signs used on MnDOT roads are shown.

  • Mast Arm Signs SGN and PDF
  • Destination Signs SGN and PDF
  • Distance Signs SGN and PDF
  • Junction Signs SGN and PDF
  • Directional Signs SGN and PDF
  • Interchange Advance and Exit Direction Signs SGN and PDF
  • Supplemental Signs SGN and PDF
  • Exit Panels SGN and PDF
  • Street Name Signs – Overhead Mounted (Mast Arm or Bridge) SGN and PDF

Plan sheets

The sign designer must have the knowledge to use the proper sheets for the design situation. Adobe PDF files have been included for viewing for those who do not have Microstation software. The Microstation Design Files (DGN) have been placed here for use in MnDOT Signing Plans.

Disclaimer: Users of the CADD files listed below need to visit the MnDOT CAES site to download MnDOT CADD resource files and view instructions on how to setup a MnDOT CADD environment.

Sign cell library

  • A downloadable zip file of the MnDOT sign cell library (sign.cel) is available at the MnDOT CAES website.

Tabulation Sheet Templates

  • A Sign Tabulation Template PDF and DGN
  • OH Sign Tabulation Template PDF and DGN
  • OH Sign Support Tabulation Template PDF and DGN
  • Mast Arm Sign Tabulation Template PDF and DGN

Placement details

  • Placement Sheets - 2 sheets PDF DGN revised 4/28/17

Structural details

A signs

  • H-Pile Footings - 2 sheets PDF DGN revised 10/2/13
  • Concrete Footings - 2 sheets PDF DGN revised 10/16/17
  • Post Modifications - 1 sheet PDF DGN revised 3/7/14

C & D signs

  • C & D Ground Mounted Structural Detail Sheets - 2 sheets PDF DGN revised 5/5/17
  • C Sign - Various Mounting Sheets - 6 sheets PDF DGN revised 7/18/2017
  • Mounted on Bridge Rail - 12 sheets - Various Pipe Size and Mountings. (Shall require structural check on load.) PDF DGN revised 09/30/11
  • Bridge Mounted - 7 sheets - D Signs Only PDF DGN revised 10/2/13

EA & EO signs

  • Structural Detail Sheet - 1 sheet PDF DGN revised 2/24/15

OH (Overhead) signs

  • ST-Drawings - 13 sheets plus Post Selection Tables PDF DGN revised 12/1/15
  • OH Panel Mounting Post Modification Detail - 1 sheet PDF DGN revised 10/2/13
  • OH Sign Support - 1 sheet PDF DGN revised 1/25/16
  • OH Sign Safety Cable - 4 sheets - Design A & B PDF DGN revised 10/2/13
  • Median Barrier Footing - 4 sheets PDF DGN revised 5/22/14

Enhanced reference location signs

  • Enhanced Reference Location Sign on Concrete Median Detail PDF DGN