Training Class
Geometric Design - Fundamentals: Geometric Design - Fundamentals
Date/TimeNov 15 - Nov 19

Lakefront Hotel (Previously the Millenium Hotel)

Lake Spenard Classroom

4800 Spenard Road Anchorage, AK 99517-3236

COVID Mitigation Measures in place. Masks are strongly encouraged for students.

Registration DeadlineOct 30
Class Size30
StatusSeats available
Seat Availability0 seats available for general assignment
0 seats available for State (DOT)
3 seats available for FHWA
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The workshop covers the basic principles and concepts of geometric design of highways and intersections. Practical solutions and design techniques are emphasized. The workshop includes lectures and discussion and extensive hands-on workshop sessions dealing with alignment and cross-sectional design and intersection layouts and channelization. Workshop materials reflect the most recent AASHTO design criteria.

Objectives / Topics
  • Welcome and Introduction  
  • Geometric Design Concepts and Controls  
  • Human and Vehicles Factors  
  • Sight Distance  
  • Longitudinal Features - Horizontal Aligment  
  • Longitudinal Features - Vertical Alignment  
  • Project - Evaluation of Existing Alignment  
  • Project - Sight Distance Evaluation   
  • Coordination of Horizontal and Vertical Alignments  
  • Cross-Sectional Features  
  • Highway Location Studies  
  • Problem L - Highway Location Studies  
  • Techniques and Procedures of Profile Development  
  • Problem B - Profile Design  
  • Superelevation Development Techniques  
  • Problem G - Superelevation Transition  
  • Horizontal Alignment Computations  
  • Principles of Intersection Design  
  • Design Tools and Techniques for Channelization  
  • Problem C - Channelization Design  
  • Problem I - Intersection Redesign
Target Audience

Engineers who desire an understanding of the concepts and interrelationships among the geometric, functional, safety, and aesthetic aspects of highway location and design.


Participants are asked to bring an engineering scale, two triangles, a circle template, and calculator to work the exercises.

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