In May 2012, language was added to the Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MN MUTCD) that requires all agencies that maintain roadways open to public travel to adopt a sign maintenance program designed to maintain signs at or above adopted minimum levels of retro-reflectivity. As of June 2014 agencies are required to be using either an assessment or management method to keep all of their Regulatory and Warning signs at or above the established thresholds and all signs must now be at or above these minimum retro-reflectivity levels.
This workshop will provide an overview of the updated Minnesota's Best Practices for Traffic Sign Maintenance/Management Handbook, including the new provisions of the MN MUTCD, a review of the alternative methods for sign maintenance and an approach to developing a budget for sign maintenance. Finally, a technique for reducing sign maintenance budgets will be presented that focuses on reducing the number of signs in an agencies inventory (a pilot program along the township system in Stevens County achieved a 28% reduction) along with information about establishing policies and procedures that move you toward compliance with the new requirements while also managing your agencies risk.
Topics Covered: MUTCD & Sign Retroreflectivity Requirements Overview; Compliance Dates; Assessment, Management & Maintenance Methods; Financial/Budgeting; Policy Development; Implementation; Sign Effectiveness; Sign Removal
Course Cancellation and Refund PolicyCANCELLATIONS are subject to a $30 cancellation fee if received 5 or fewer working days before the program start. REFUNDS are not granted if you cancel on or after the first day of the program. Notice may be faxed to (612) 624-5359.