Course NumberCE-03-916
PDH Hours3
Roadway Geometric Design 1

Roadway Geometric Design 1

Author: Gregory Taylor

This course is the first in a series of five volumes that summarizes and highlights the geometric design process for modern roads and highways. Subjects covered include: highway functions (classification systems); design controls and criteria (design vehicles, highway capacity, traffic characteristics); and elements of design (sight distance, horizontal and vertical alignments). The contents of this document 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 roadways. Upon course completion, you should be familiar with the general guidelines for roadway geometric design.

Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits

Learning Objectives

This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills

  • Roadway functional classification
  • Design vehicle choices
  • Driver performance
  • Traffic characteristics
  • Speed definitions
  • Highway capacity
  • Access control categories
  • Pedestrian facilities
  • Bicycle facilities
  • Environmental influences
  • Types of sight distance
  • Horizontal alignment

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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, FL, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, 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.