FHWA - Performance Based Intersection Design & Operation Workshop (PBIDO) New

Course Description:
This course examines key design and operational considerations for roadway intersections with an emphasis on how thesecritical considerations influence safety for various users. As transportation agencies shift toward performance-based approaches to plan, design and operate their systems, an emphasis on practical and cost-effective solutions is critical. Intersections are inherently points of traffic conflict in the roadway system and are commonly a major challenge for addressing both safety and mobility challenges. At higher traffic volumes, intersections are typically the controlling factor for efficient operations and may become congested creating user delay, frustration, and potentially result in negative economic impacts to the area. This interactive course is intended for a variety of transportation professionals involved in the planning, design and application of traffic control devices at intersections.

Intersection Control Evaluation Methods and Policy, Evaluating Intersection Alternatives, Safety and Operations at SignalizedIntersections,  Signing and Pavement Markings at Intersections, Designing and Operating Intersections for All Users, Intersection SafetyCase Study Analysis, Safe System Approach and application

Who should attend:
Safety Engineers and Planners, Safety Project Engineers (review, consultant management, analysis, countermeasure selection), Traffic Engineers, Operations Engineers, engineering assistants and technicians, Design Engineers, TSMO Engineers and staff

Workshop Schedule of Events:

Asynchronous Portion (self-paced study) (before Day 1, Session A) 

Day 1 Session A (3 hrs.)

12:30 pm Introduction and Recap of Pre-recorded Modules; Topics of Interest Survey 
12:50 pm Conflict points exercise (Applied Knowledge from Part I, Module 1) 
1:10 pm Safe System Approach Framework & application exercise (ref. Part I, Module 2) 
1:50 pm Break 
2:00 pm ICE in Depth - Intersection Control Evaluation & activity (ref. Part I, Module 4) 
Performance Based Intersection Design and Operation Workshop Virtual and Asynchronous Format 
3:00 pm Left turn signal phasing in Depth (ref. Part I, Module 5) 
3:30pm Adjourn 

Day 2 Session B (3 hrs.)

9:00 am Recap-Q/A 
9:10 am Topics of Interest Survey responses (ref. Day 1 Session A, 12:30 pm) 
9:40 am Signal Toolbox and Enhancements (ref. Part I, Module 5) 
10:10 am Signing and Markings exercise (ref.: Part I, Module 6) 
10:40 am Break 
10:50 am 
 Case Study (Centreville) & Signalized Intersection Exercise (Prattville) 3 groups at 4-5 per group; repeat as needed) & report out 
12:00 noon Summary, Evaluations and Adjourn 
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, Office Hours

Credit Hours

Road Scholar Credits

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)


Road Scholar Hours

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