Introduction to the Minnesota Temporary Traffic Control Field Manual for Highway Workers Webinar Series

About the Series

Orange barrels and barricades marking a roadway work zone

Working next to traffic can be dangerous and errors can cause crashes—so it is important for highway workers to have a solid understanding of their roles and responsibilities to provide safe work zones for both themselves and the traveling public.

This webinar series introduces highway workers to the Minnesota Temporary Traffic Control Field Manual and how to apply the concepts and standards to providing appropriate temporary traffic controls for work zones. Students will learn key elements required for temporary traffic control, safety, and flagging.

This is a five-part series. Since Part 1 is the foundation for all of the other parts, it is recommended all highway workers view it. The remaining four parts provide an overview of specific applications and are intended to be viewed by workers in these particular settings.  

Please note: Participants will need the Minnesota Temporary Traffic Control Field Manual for reference during each webinar. The Field Manual is available in PDF or hard copy format through the MnDOT website. 

Webinar Recordings and Materials

The webinars were originally held in February and March 2024. 

Who Should Attend

County or city maintenance staff or staff who have responsibility for managing work-zone safety.

Course Instructor

Jon Jackels works at SRF Consulting Group and has more than 40 years of ITS and traffic engineering experience. He is actively involved in local, regional, and national associations, including the Minnesota County Engineering Association’s Traffic Safety Committee, the American Traffic Safety Services Association, the Institute of Traffic Engineers, and the FHWA’s ENTERPRISE Pooled Fund Study. Jon has presented at numerous conferences and served on many technical committees for research and project development.



This workshop is presented by 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). This course is subsidized through funding from LRRB and FHWA.