*Detailed manual explanations
Intended primarily for the use of field inspectors; gives requirements governing quality and utilization of materials, points out fundamental principles involved in bituminous surfacing, and describes procedures for practical application by personnel. Includes information on bituminous mixtures, equipment and calibrations, and sampling and testing methods.
Bridge Design - Aesthetics Guidelines
Intended to serve all that are involved with Bridges and Structures from the early stages of preliminary layouts through final design and construction. Use Bridge Designers, Project Managers and consultants who are involved with Bridge Design. This manual was written to serve as a training tool and a reference.
See Office of Traffic Engineering for a copy of the book and an order form on the Internet.
Right of Way
Provides standard plates, approved by Department staff and Federal Highway Administration for the various structures essential to highway design and construction. Includes standard drawings for use by manufacturing firms in supplying products of culverts, sewers, erosion controls, signals, lights, guardrails, fences, etc. Also, standard drawings for use by contractors in constructing pavement, curb and gutters, retaining walls, miscellaneous structures, and in installing traffic barriers, fences, signals, lights, etc.
Establishes, determines and communicates standards and specifications concerning standard dimensions, colors and other requirements of the various types of highway signs and signals. Included are details for the layout of the recently adopted symbol type signs provided for in the "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways" as published by the U.S. DOT and adopted by MnDOT.
Standard Specifications for Construction
Provides convenient reference for county and municipal engineers to the reports, documents and procedures needed to conform with established policies.
- State Aid Project Development - 1993
Tells how to prepare project development reports (Project Memoranda, etc.) for county and city federal aid projects
Sets forth instruction and guides to engineers and technicians to ensure establishment of uniform standards in location surveys, field notes, field layout and staking throughout the state. Includes information on aerial survey, ground control, soils survey, bridge survey, monumentation, railroads, and utilities survey.
Assists highway technicians in computing horizontal and vertical alignment, earthwork qualities and other highway quantities. Included are mathematical guides, charts, tables and methods used in the preparation of road plans. Many questions are answered in this manual which normally would be directed to the design supervisor by the technician. As a result, the designer has more time for their engineering responsibilities.
Establishes uniform guidelines and procedures primarily for use by appropriate personnel in MnDOT. It complements but does not duplicate the MUTCD manual.