Accessible Design in the Public Right-of-Way Certification Course
This full-day training will provide attendees with 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 participants with a detailed understanding of the design of accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, signals, etc. and the relationship to project scope. Using examples based approach participants will be guided 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 the role of compliance in the broader goal of accessibility.
The training is offered to MnDOT staff and consultants seeking certification for prequalification. The content is being presented by MnDOT staff. Course dates by location are below. Lunch and course manuals are provided at all trainings.
Dates and Locations
This training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) at the specified locations on the dates listed below.
- February 14, 2018 - MnDOT District 1, 1123 Mesaba Avenue, Duluth (Class size 60)
- February 21, 2018 - MnDOT District 3, 7694 Industrial Park Road, Baxter (Class size 60)
- March 6, 2018 - MnDOT District 8, 2505 Transportation Road, Willmar (Class size 60)
- March 23, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (Class size 60)
- March 28, 2018 - MnDOT District 2, 3920 Hwy 2 West, Bemidji (Class size 36)
- April 3, 2018 - MnDOT District 4, 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes (Class size 60)
- April 11, 2018 - MnDOT District 7, 2151 Bassett Drive, Mankato (Class size 60)
- April 18, 2018 - MnDOT District 6, 2900 48th Street NW, Rochester (Class size 60)
- April 23, 2018 - MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (Class size 60)
- April 26, 2018- MnDOT Shoreview Training and Conference Center, 1900 County Road I West, Shoreview (Class size 60)
Complete form and send to TyShana Byrd-Guilmant.
- MnDOT staff or students – Free, but registration is required. MnDOT staff should register with their district training representative.
- Consultants* - $150
*Limited to 10 per firm; others will be wait listed and admitted if space permits.
Special requests: If you have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please contact Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or email@example.com. Requests should be made immediately upon registering in order to accommodate your needs.
- The Importance of ADA
- MnDOT Standard Plans
- Accessible Pedestrian Signals
- Outside-In Design
- Project Scoping
- Case Studies
Who Should Attend
This training is designed for MnDOT designers, project managers, and any personnel interested in learning more about ADA. This class is recommended for both new employees as well as those who have experience working with ADA.
Consultants on MnDOT’s Roadway Design Prequalification list will be required to have taken this certification class to be eligible to work on ADA designs.
- Todd Grugel, P.E., ADA Program Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation
- Tim Hruska, P.E., L.S., Senior Associate and Civil Engineer/Municipal Team Leader, WHKS & Co.
Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To the best of our knowledge, this course/activity meets the continuing education requirements for 7.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is available on the Minnesota Board of AELSAGID website.