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This three-hour seminar provides an overview of basic traffic control procedures for work zones. The latest in traffic control devices and safety devices are presented, including several unique approaches to traffic control and methods for reducing risk and liability.

Dates & Locations

This workshop is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to noon (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) at the specified location on each of the dates listed below.


  • Register
  • Cost: $35 (boxed lunches will be provided)
    • Please note: There is no registration fee for Minnesota public works personnel who are members of a tribal nation or who work for a tribal nation. Contact Katherine Stanley at or 612-626-1023 to register.
  • Registration contact: Samantha Redmond,

If you require any disability-related accommodations to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Requests should be made immediately upon registering to ensure accommodation of your needs.

Topics Covered

  • Overview of the 2018 Minnesota Field Manual
  • Principles and installation of traffic control devices
  • Liability issues and risk
  • Working safely in work zones
  • Flagging

We encourage participants to bring their 2018 Minnesota Field Manual. The instructor will have copies available.

Who Should Attend

Supervisors, traffic control designers, engineers, local and regional utilities personnel, construction contractors, consultants, and public works personnel who conduct job duties in a work zone.

Course Instructor

Mike Leaf has more than 25 years of experience teaching and providing guidance on work-zone devices and installation. He works for Warning Lites, a work-zone, roadway, and event safety company.



This workshop is presented by Warning Lites, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota. Minnesota LTAP is sponsored by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).