Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Maintaining Minnesota's Highways


  • Snow Plow Operator Training (SPOT)
  • Truck Mounted Attenuator Training
  • Guardrail & End Treatment installation
  • Sander Calibration
  • Equipment Operator Training (four-wheel drive loader, tractor mower, skid steer, etc.)

Salt Solutions Program

The Salt Solutions Program is a hands-on program that monitors and employs research on equipment, chemicals and the training needed to successfully implement a winter bare lane program statewide. It includes but is not limited to pre-wetting, de-icing, anti-icing and sensible salting on the state highway system throughout the entire state, with emphasis on environmental effects and how to complete our jobs economically without sacrificing the safety of our customers.

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Force America 5100 Calibration Guidance

Force America 6100 training videos

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Circuit Training and Assistance Program (CTAP)

MnDOT coordinates with the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies and the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program to provide training to district offices, cities, counties and townships in all areas of maintenance.

CTAP provides practical training in best practices and new technologies to maintenance personnel from cities, counties, townships and the state. CTAP uses a fully equipped van to provide on-site training across the state of Minnesota. The workshops are often hands-on with demonstrations of new equipment, materials and technologies.

Current CTAP training courses include:

  • Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control
  • Snow and Ice Control
  • Sander Calibration
  • Asphalt Pavement Maintenance
  • Culvert Installation and Maintenance
  • Gravel Road Maintenance and Dust Control
  • Roadside Vegetation Management and Erosion Control

Bare Lane Training