April 13, 2021


8:15 am - 4:00 pm


The Graduate Hotel –  Charlottesville
1309 W Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Contact Hours



VDOT Guardrail Installation Training (GRIT) is intended for Construction Inspectors and Highway/ Traffic Engineers who are involved with the design, construction, and inspection of guardrail and barrier systems.

The course will educate the student on the best practice of selecting, designing, and constructing barrier systems.


GRIT Training Agenda:

  • Discuss Objectives of VDOT GRIT Training
  • Discuss The Virginia Strategic Highway Safety Plan
  • Review Crash and Fatality Statistics
  • Introduction to Roadside Safety, and Guardrail/Barrier Design
  • Discuss the History of Crash Testing, and current MASH Policy
  • Review all VDOT Guardrail Systems, Elements, and Transitions
  • Review all VDOT W-Beam Guardrail Crash Terminals
  • Discuss VDOT Crash testing, and review video of all VDOT Crash Testing
  • Special Design Guardrail Applications
  • Inspecting Guardrail Installations (New and Existing Guardrail)

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.

Don't have access to a computer?
to get a paper registration form (PDF). Print it out, complete it, and email, mail or FAX it to our office following the instructions on the form. Include your check or government purchase order with your registration form. Please note that emailed or faxed-in registration forms will be considered as a "provisional booking" until payment is received. For more information, call our office at (434) 982-2897, fax at (434) 982-2856 or email uva-tta@virginia.edu