Roadway Cross-Sections I
Author: Gregory Taylor
This course is the first of two in this series that focuses on the geometric design of cross-sections for modern roads and highways. Its contents are intended to serve as guidance and not as an absolute standard or rule.
The course objective is to give engineers and designers an in-depth look at the principles to be considered when selecting and designing roadway cross-sections. Upon course completion, you should be familiar with the general guidelines for roadway cross-section geometric design.
Course topics covered include:
- Design guidelines
- Traveled way
- Lane width
- Rumble strips
- Roadside design
- Drainage channels
- Traffic barriers
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills
- Typical roadway cross-section elements
- Components of the traveled way
- Lane widths
- Characteristics of roadway shoulders
- Principles of roadside design
- Curb categories and usage
- Rumble strips
- Design and application of on-street parking
- Typical applications for drainage channels
- Various types of traffic barriers
- Noise reduction design
- “Clear zone” concept
Download the Course to review and begin earning your PDH credits.
We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.