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Center for Transportation Studies

Advanced Flexibility in Design Workshop

May 8-10, 2018
Day 1: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
Day 2: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Day 3: 8 a.m. – noon

Continuing Education and Conference Center
Room 42
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

About the Workshop

This interactive workshop is customized for transportation professionals and aims to enhance their understanding, capabilities, and approaches in applying design flexibility and a performance-based approach in design for more successful and cost-effective outcomes.

The workshop will include presentation and discussion modules as well as small group activities to apply the concepts being discussed. A field walk with guest presenters will occur on Day 2 of the workshop (bring appropriate outdoor clothing).

On Day 1, at the end of the afternoon session, there will be an optional social gathering at a local establishment. Participants are responsible for the cost of their beverage and food.

For more detailed event information, please download the final agenda (PDF).

Topics Covered


There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are provided.

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Jim Rosenow at 651-366-4673 or

Who Should Attend

Designers, traffic engineers, project managers, preconstruction and construction staff, operations and maintenance staff, FHWA officials, graduate engineers, city and county engineers, and consultants.

Workshop Facilitators

In addition, a number of guest presenters with expertise in specific topic areas have been invited.

Parking and Transit

Free parking is available in lot S104 adjacent to the conference center. Please identify yourself as an attendee of this workshop when you enter the parking lot. For transit information, please visit the Metro Transit website or call 612-373-3333.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express Roseville–St. Paul for May 7, 8, and 9, 2018, at the special rate of $109 plus tax per night. To receive the special rate, please call the hotel at 651-294-7200 and mention that you will be attending the "MnDOT Advanced Flexibility in Design" workshop. You may also make your reservation online.


This workshop is sponsored by MnDOT and the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.

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