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Events & Workshops

IAM Asset Management Workshop

  • August 21-22 at WSB St. Louis Park

Mark your calendars for August 21 and 22, 2019 because the Mn IAM (Institute of Asset Management) group, in cooperation with MnDOT and FHWA (Federal Highway), is holding its first Asset Management workshop in Minneapolis. The workshop is designed for a range of city, county and state asset management skills; from novice to experienced. In addition to Minnesota asset management professionals, experts from Michigan, APWA (American Public Works Assn) national and IAM national will be in attendance.

Cost: No cost

To register, visit https://www.wsbeng.com/event/asset-management-peer-exchange-2/.

MnROAD/NCAT Fall Sponsorship Meeting

  • September 10-11 in Minneapolis

For more information, see the meeting agenda (PDF).

Sign Maintenance and Management for Local Agencies

This online distance-learning course was created to provide a concise, cohesive set of sign maintenance and management materials to employees of cities, counties, and municipalities. The development of this course stemmed from the realization that no consistent sign training is available locally and that many key maintenance staff are retiring without transferring their knowledge to younger staff. In addition, it is often challenging for maintenance staff to attend workshops and training in person, since their schedules change frequently and are often weather-dependent.

This course will help maintenance staff better understand sign materials, placement, installation, and retroreflectivity, as well as general maintenance and management practices. In addition, students will learn how to use and navigate the Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MN MUTCD) and understand new federal requirements related to sign maintenance and management.

The course consists of 10 lessons, each containing a narrated presentation, video clips, and a quiz. Participants can complete the course, which will take about 10 hours, at their own pace.

Course Lessons

  • General overview
  • Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Sign policy
  • Sign materials
  • Safety
  • Sign placement
  • Sign installation
  • Sign retroreflectivity
  • Sign maintenance and management
  • Addressing and street name signs

Cost: $65 ($75 to register for a Continuing Education Credit)

For further details and to register, visit http://www.mnltap.umn.edu/training/topic/traffic/onlinesign/index.html.