This full‐day training will give attendees an understanding of how to provide accessibility in the public right‐of‐way from scoping through final design. The course covers the basic design requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how those needs relate to the broader concepts of designing facilities that are usable, constructable, and maintainable.

This course is designed to provide local agencies and their consultants with a detailed understanding of the design of accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, signals, etc., as well as the relationship to project scope. Using an examples‐based approach, the course will guide participants through a series of case studies to demonstrate the role of effective scoping, outside‐in design, context‐based design approaches, and best practices from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. This course will provide the context for role of compliance in the broader goal of accessibility.

Dates and Locations

This training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) at the specified locations on the dates listed below.

  • April 25, 2018—Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave, St Paul, MN 55108


  • Register online
  • Cost: Free, but registration is required
  • Special requests: If you have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please contact Mindy Carlson at 612‐625‐1813 or Requests should be made immediately upon registering in order to accommodate your needs.

Please note: There is a separate training offered for MnDOT staff and consultants seeking certification for prequalification. To register for that training, please contact TyShana Byrd‐Guilmant, 651‐366‐3027 or tyshana.byrd‐

Additional ADA Training Coming in 2019

  • ADA Construction

Topics Covered

  • The importance of ADA
  • MnDOT standard plans
  • Accessible pedestrian signals
  • Outside‐in design
  • Project scoping
  • Case studies

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for city and county engineers, planners, designers, project managers, and consultants.


Todd Grugel, P.E., has been the ADA program engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) since 2010. Those responsibilities involve most aspects of ADA project delivery, including the support and oversight of MnDOT ADA design and construction projects, standards and specifications development, program funding, and technical training. Todd is a civil engineering graduate of North Dakota State University and has experience in construction, water resources, maintenance, and traffic engineering. Previously, Todd was a member of the I-35W St. Anthony Falls Bridge Replacement and the TH 212 expansion design build projects and was the resident construction engineer for the southeast Twin Cities metro area.

Timothy A. Hruska, P.E., L.S., is a senior associate and civil engineer/municipal team leader with WHKS & Co. He has 16 years of experience with project management, design, and preparation of plans and specifications for survey, municipal, and transportation improvement projects. Tim is the project manager for WHKS’ ongoing projects with MnDOT for ongoing services to augment the staff efforts for ADA design and construction projects. These projects entail reviewing, consulting, teaching, and communicating design and construction requirements of the MnDOT ADA compliance program. He is a licensed professional engineer and surveyor in Minnesota and is a graduate of South Dakota State University.

More Information

With questions, please contact Mindy Carlson at or 612‐625‐1813.


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.