This full-day training will provide attendees with an understanding of how to construct pedestrian facilities that provide accessibility in the public right-of-way from initial surveys and layout through the final documentation of Compliance Checklists. The course covers the construction requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and MnDOT Standard Plans and Specifications.

This course is designed to provide local governments and consultant inspectors with a detailed understanding of the construction of accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, and signal systems. Training participants will be guided through MnDOT Special Provisions Prosecution of Work ADA (1804), Curb Ramp Standard Plan 5-297.250, Sidewalk and Driveway Standard Plan 5-297.254, Accessible Pedestrian Signals, and best practices from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Compliance documentation will also be covered during the class.

The course will be taught in a traditional classroom setting and will end with an OPTIONAL 75 minute open book exam. This test is a requirement for obtaining certification through MnDOT. A minimum score of 70 percent is required to pass and a payment of $125 would be required to obtain the MnDOT certification card.

This set of dates is being offered through the LRRB to locals and their consultants and another set of dates is being offered by MnDOT to MnDOT staff, consultant inspectors, and contractors seeking certification. You may take this class for certification as well, however payment is required to obtain results and certification card. The content presented in both classes is the same. If you would prefer to take the MnDOT sponsored dates, you may register for the classes at their website.

Course manual and lunch will be provided.


  • Cost:
    • City and County Staff – Free, but registration is required
    • Consultants Seeking Certification- $125
  • Special requests: If you have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please contact Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or michelle.huettl@state.mn.us. Requests should be made immediately upon registering in order to accommodate your needs.


Topics Covered

  • MnDOT Special Provisions Prosecution of Work ADA (1804)
  • Curb Ramp Standard Plan 5-297.250
  • Sidewalk and Driveway Standard Plan 5-297.254
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • Best practices from MnDOT

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for city and county engineers, inspectors, and consultants. For those who need to be certified for MnDOT’s inspector list you must pay for the certification through MnDOT. LRRB will not accept payment.


Harvey Unruh, ADA Construction Specialist, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Tim Paul, District 3 Project Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation

More Information

Michelle Huettl at 651-366-3312 or michelle.huettl@state.mn.us

Katherine Stanley at 612-626-1023 or sell0146@umn.edu (MN LTAP Program Coordinator)


To the best of our knowledge, this course/activity meets the continuing education requirements for 7.0 PDHs as outlined in Minnesota Statute 326.107. More information concerning continuing education for professionals is available on the Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID website.


This training is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Minnesota LTAP.

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