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Traffic Engineering Manual

The Traffic Engineering Manual is issued and updated by the MnDOT Office of Traffic Engineering. The purpose of the TEM is to establish uniform guidelines and procedures, primarily for use by MnDOT personnel. Uniform application of guidelines and procedures aids the road user in recognizing and understanding the various traffic control devices used throughout the United States. This manual presents engineering information typically required in the design and application of traffic control devices for trunk highways.

Chapter Last update
Cover (PDF) N/A
Cover Letter, Table of Contents and Abbreviations (PDF) March 2017
TEM Revision Ledger March 2024
Chapter 1 - General Information (PDF) June 2015
Chapter 2 - Traffic Laws (PDF) May 2015
Chapter 3 - Freeway Corridor Traffic Management (PDF) May 2015
Chapter 4 - Traffic Engineering Research (PDF) May 2015
Chapter 5 - Intelligent Transportation Systems (PDF) June 2015
Chapter 6 - Traffic Signs and Delineation (PDF) February 2024
Chapter 7 - Pavement Markings (PDF) April 2021
Chapter 8 - Temporary Traffic Control (PDF) December 2021
Chapter 9 - Highway Traffic Signals (PDF) July 2019
Chapter 10 - Lighting of Traffic Facilities (PDF) June 2015

Chapter 11 - Traffic Safety (PDF)

July 2022

Chapter 12 - Tort Claims (PDF)

July 2021

Chapter 13 - Non-Motorized Facilities (PDF)

July 2019
Chapter 14 - Miscellaneous Traffic Items (PDF) March 2024

Chapter 15 - Traffic Engineering Organization (PDF)

February 2021
Complete TEM (PDF) N/A