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Video Conference

Basic Sign Installation and Maintenance

  • May 11, 2016 (9:30 - 12:30 pm CT; 8:30 - 11:30 am MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The above opportunity and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).


This course will cover basic concepts of permanent sign installations with appropriate supporting information from the 2009 MUTCD. Attendees will gain knowledge in the following areas:

Topics covered:
  • Types of Roadways
    • Freeway, Expressway, Conventional
    • Components of Roadways
    • Clear Zones
  • Signing Standards
    • Sign Offsets
    • Vertical and Lateral Clearance of Signs
    • Breakaway Bases - NCHRP 350/MASH
    • Sign Colors
    • Overview of Lettering Size
  • Sign Maintenance Concepts
    • Sign Supports and Bases
    • Vegetation Control


Doug Schumaker, PE, is a lead for the NDDOT’s Traffic Safety Section, Design Division. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. His career with the NDDOT has spanned 28 years, with a focus in the traffic safety area. Doug is a registered professional engineer in the State of North Dakota.

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for DOT, City, County and Township entry/intermediate level sign shop staff. Supervisors and manager may wish to attend as a refresher course.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050