MnDOT NHI Roadside Safety Design

Tuesday, June 11–Thursday, June 13, 2024

1900 County Road I West
Shoreview, MN 55126

Day One: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Central
Day Two: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Central

Day Three: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Central

About the Event

This National Highway Institute (NHI) course (FHWA-NHI-380032A) provides an overview of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Roadside Design Guide. This course is intended for experienced safety and design engineers.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadway.
  • Recognize unsafe roadside design features and make appropriate changes.
  • Warrant roadside and median barriers.
  • Design roadside barriers.
  • Select the most appropriate end treatment.
  • Select the most appropriate safety hardware.
  • Correctly locate safety hardware.
  • Describe the elements of economic analysis.


If you are a MnDOT employee, please follow these instructions to register:

  1. Obtain supervisory approval for your training request and travel time.
  2. Use your Office/District Training Registration Process.
  3. When your training request is approved, you will receive an email enrollment confirmation.

If you are an FHWA employee, please follow your department training registration and payment process.

All other participants should register online. Non-MnDOT participants are charged $200 per seat, with no refund due to convenience cancel requests—or $550 per seat with full refund for any reason. Registration is limited to 22 individuals, so early registration is encouraged.

Please let us know how we can ensure that this class is inclusive to you. What accommodations or access needs can we help facilitate? Contact when you register to help us provide you with the best access.

Who Should Attend

Experienced federal, state, and local highway engineers involved in the formulation and/or application of policies and standards relating to the design of safe roadside hardware. Course curriculum focuses primarily on high-speed roadside safety design. 

More Information

With questions about this NHI training content, contact Khamsai Yang at For all other questions, contact Samantha Hahn-Douville with the Center for Transportation Studies at


This class is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation Office of Design Standards Unit and hosted by the Center for Transportation Studies.