Instructor: Greg Taylor
Credit Hours: 3.00

Approval Number: not required


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Course Description


This course summarizes practical information on where, when, or how to apply safety treatments for horizontal curves or winding sections. These treatments are relatively low cost versus geometric design improvements (degree of curve, shoulders, superelevation, curve length, cross-section, etc.). Information for each treatment will generally include:
  • Description
  • Application guidelines – installation practices
  • Design elements and materials
  • Effectiveness – safety improvements
  • Cost
Some of these traffic control devices or treatments may be considered to be “experimental” and may not comply with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Anyone wanting to use noncompliant devices on a public road must get FHWA approval for testing.

 



Course Objectives


Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  • describe enhanced basic treatments – treatments considered to be enhancements to basic devices
  • identify other traffic control device treatments – treatments not in the MUTCD which are used by State and local agencies
  • recognize various applications of rumble strips
  • implement minor roadway improvements – low-cost treatments for minor roadway or shoulder improvements
  • discuss innovative and experimental treatments – new treatments that have not been applied extensively

 



Instructor Bio


Greg Taylor has worked for the Tennessee Department of Transportation as the Civil Engineering Manager since 1978. He is responsible for all types of roadway projects including State routes, bridges and estimates. He performs all phases of civil engineering design work including erosion control, hydrology, andgrading, while adhering to State regulations. He has also been a logistics and support officer for the Tennessee Air National Guard from 1985 to 2006. Greg hold a M.S. and B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee as well as an M.S. in Engineering Management also from the University of Tennessee.


Other Approvals


National Professional Engineer board: not required