March 10, 2020


8:15 AM - 4:00 PM


Sterling Eastern Federal Lands – FHWA
21400 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, VA 20166

Contact Hours



This course is intended to provide an overview of the basics of roadway geometric design, particularly establishment of the alignment and selection of design elements and their impacts on safety.  The course material is grouped into five general topics: selection of design elements, horizontal alignment, superelevation, vertical alignment, and current topics.  The current topics module provides overviews of trends that impact safety for all users, such as the complete streets movement, traffic calming, and context sensitive solutions.


8:00 am: Registration

8:15 am: Basic concepts of roadway geometric design

9:40 am: Horizontal alignment

11:00 am: Superelevation

12 Noon: Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm: Vertical alignment

2:30 pm: Other topics in roadway geometric design

4:00 pm: Adjourn


Rod E. Turochy

Dr. Rod E. Turochy, P.E. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University, where he has been teaching since 2001. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering at Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Dr. Turochy teaches courses in transportation engineering, traffic engineering, roadway design, and intelligent transportation systems. His current research activities are in the areas of traffic engineering and data analysis, highway safety, and engineering education. Dr. Turochy also has four years of work experience with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). In his last position with VDOT, he was responsible for traffic design and work zone safety for the Salem District.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in learning, or reviewing, the basics of roadway design, in any field of transportation engineering. The main focus of the course is on development of horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, and superelevation. Little prior knowledge of geometric design is assumed; therefore, this course can serve as a foundation for the less-experienced roadway design engineer or engineering technician or as a refresher for the experienced roadway design engineer

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $75.00
State/Federal: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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