Roadside Safety Design
The guidance provided in the Facility Design Guide, the Road Design Manual, and this website assists practitioners with roadside design, including the use and design of longitudinal barriers, end treatments, and crash cushions.
Standard plans, standard plates, and design details contain guidance for the design, manufacture, and installation of various components involved in roadway transportation facilities. For proprietary systems, see the Approved/Qualified Products website.
The ability to accurately identify and inspect roadside hardware systems is critical when designing, constructing, and maintaining barrier systems.
In-person training is available for roadside safety design and guardrail inspection. Web-based training is available for basic guardrail information as well as installation, inspection, maintenance, and repair.
Frequently asked questions about guardrail, end treatments, and transitions.
Includes links to many MnDOT, FHWA, AASHTO, NCHRP, and pooled fund documents and websites.