The purpose of this course is to provide training and guidelines for the use of Superpave/Gyratory mix designs by local agencies in Minnesota. Local agencies need to understand what Superpave is and is not; what it is designed to do; how it works, particularly for low volume roads; what impacts it will have on pavement and mixture design, construction, maintenance, performance and cost; and how to implement Superpave/Gyratory mixtures under Mn/DOT's specifications. This course will provide focused, state-specific information on traffic, materials, design, construction, quality management, performance and specification issues. When the term "agency" is used in these guidelines, it should be understood to refer to either a local agency or a consultant performing design work on behalf of that agency. These guidelines frequently refer to the 2004 Mn/DOT 2360 Combined specification. Specifications continually evolve and improve. The reader should be certain to use the appropriate year's specifications for a given contract, preferably the most recent."