Minnesota Department of Transportation

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2021 Greater Minnesota Local Highway Safety Improvement (HSIP) Solicitation - Non Metro Solicitation

MnDOT will be hosting three virtual meetings for information about the upcoming HSIP solicitation. Please view the date/times below.

  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021; 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Microsoft Teams meeting
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    +1 651-395-7448,,567349998# United States, St. Paul
    Phone Conference ID: 567 349 998#
  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021; 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Microsoft Teams meeting
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    +1 651-395-7448,,28606159# United States, St. Paul
    Phone Conference ID: 286 061 59#
  • Monday, October 18, 2021; 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Microsoft Teams meeting
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    +1 651-395-7448,,115810348# United States, St. Paul
    Phone Conference ID: 115 810 348#

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: $45