February 10, 2022


8:15AM - 4:00PM

Contact Hours



University of Virginia
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Zehmer Hall
104 Midmont Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Roadway plans are developed to provide a pictorial view of the existing facilities and proposed improvements on a particular section of undeveloped land or existing roadway. They convey information relevant to the construction of the roadway, ranging from the quantities of construction materials required to the horizontal layout of the roadway.  Reading a set of plans can seem overwhelming but at the conclusion of this class every student will possess the knowledge to read a set of plans, calculate quantities, measure distances as well as many other issues related to roadway plan interpretation.

This lively class will change the way you think about reading and understanding roadway construction plans.  You will learn the primary elements of a set of roadway plans and what each element contains.  We will touch on the title sheet, schematic plan, utility plan, typical sections, general notes, maintenance of traffic plans, plan/profile sheets, cross sections, and miscellaneous details.   By the end of the training, you will possess the knowledge to communicate key details about any set of roadway plans to those interested.


Class Modules:

Module 1 – Title Sheet / Schematic Plan / Typical Sections

Module 2 – Utility Plan / Maintenance of Traffic Plan / Drainage

Module 3 – Plan and Profile Sheets

Module 4 – Cross Sections / Miscellaneous Details


Walter C. Catlett

Walter C. Catlett possesses approximately 30 years of safety experience from the concrete pipe industry, military, and consulting engineering.  These experiences shaped his safety mindset, teaching him the importance of clear communication and the necessity to establish a safety culture. He is an effective trainer and educator responsible for the training of public works professionals through industry training events and professional association events for the last 20 years.  He serves on Virginia’s Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) Advisory Board. He also serves on the Arkansas Department of Transportation’s Research Advisory Council. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA.  Mr. Catlett served in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army Reserves for a combined 30 years.

Who Should Attend

If you want to learn how to read a set of plans, this class is for you. It was developed for personnel who are required to read and understand roadway plans. Whether the student is involved in the construction and maintenance of roadways, is required to answer questions about specific items on a set of roadway plans or is just interested in reading roadway plans, then this class is for you. This could include construction workers, inspectors, design engineers or department liaisons. Previous experience with roadway plan development is not required.

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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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