Mn/DOT Statewide Signing Performance Measures. 2009 Annual Report April 29, 2010 . Federal Compliance Dates. 2. 2. Policy Replace signs near end of useful life Measure Percent of signs replaced annually Percent of signs over 12 years old Target Signs have a 12-year life cycle
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2009 Annual ReportApril 29, 2010
Replace signs near end of useful life
Percent of signs replaced annually
Percent of signs over 12 years old
Signs have a 12-year life cycle
Replace 8 percent annually
% of Total Replaced (12-Year Cycle)
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Totals by District
(in thousands of dollars)
All road agencies facing similar issues with retroreflectivity requirements deadline.
Asset Management Global View - Continue to ensure that SIM data collection will fit with the overall, long range vision for MN/DOT asset management.
Streamline Data Collection- Working with COIT, Districts and Vendor to determine SignTRACK collection issues, including GPS data collection, and develop solutions.
Training – Continue to provide ongoing training to the SIM users as software, hardware and processes are updated.
Identify GIS and Mapping Needs - Working with COIT, Districts and Vendor to determine these needs and develop solutions.
Software Upgrades - Working with vendor on software upgrades to further inventory and management needs. Vendor is also working on converting SignTRACK to a Web based application.
Export/Import Data – Into Excel, Arcview and Microstation. Excel and Arcview can update limited data fields and import changes back into database.
Update SIM Website – Provide a central location for SIM information that is available to all users and stakeholders.
Develop Crystal Reports – Provide access to inventory data to all stakeholders in a format that is clear and useful for business practices.
Update User Documentation – Provide up to date Include detailed documentation for Sign Library coding guidelines. Work with Districts to clean up the library and maintain consistency statewide.
District Business Process – Implement the District Business process. Maintain up to date SIM Organization chart.
Sign Inventory – Continue to work towards 100% sign inventory and keep the Inventory updated.
Task System – Ensure that the task system is incorporated into daily business to maintain proper history of the signs on the roadways. Proper documentation will help to identify trends and develop best business practices.
SIM User Group – Continue to meet with district SIM users to discuss issues and needs for sign inventory and meeting targets.
Sign Library – Ensure that proper coding and sign designs are entered into SignTRACK for field inventory records.
MN/DOT SIM Status
Hired 4 seasonal workers for the summer – Worked full time on data collection and verification
One of the workers continued through the winter
Collected and verified over 27,000 records
Filled a mobility position from Maintenance and hired 1 temporary employee for the summer – Worked full time on data collection and verification
Collected and verified over 17,000 records
D8 estimates that it has approx. 6300 signs that are older than 12 years. The replacement cost of these signs is $2,116,800
SignTRACK data indicates 13,300 signs older than 12 years. The replacement cost of these signs is $4,468,800
How much should we budget for replacement?
The name of this report is “2009 signing Performance Report”
and it is located at:
Assistant State Traffic Engineer
Sign Inventory & Mgmt. Administrator
(651) 234-7384 or (952) 220-3996
Legacy signs are placeholders that are attached to Field Inventory records until the actual sign is added to the Sign Library. Once the sign is designed and added to the library the Field Inventory record would be updated.