June 07, 2024


8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contact Hours



VDOT Learning Center
Virginia Department of Transportation
811 Commerce Road
Staunton, VA  24401


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.


Learning 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


Lorenzo Casanova

Lorenzo Casanova, P.E.

He worked for 21 years for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) during which time he served for over twelve years as Pavement, Materials and Technology Transfer Engineer. He also served as the Local Programs Coordinator and Asset Management Program Manager.

Early in his career he got involved in Construction Inspection and Contract Administration. Later in his career, he became interested in Statistical Quality Assurance/Quality Control, and Project Monitoring and Project Management. In addition, he has extensive practical experience in engineering and economic analysis; and has held different positions in the public and private sectors, as well as in academia.

Mr. Casanova has taught courses in Statics, Strength of Materials, and Physics at two community colleges. With a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, he is a registered P.E. in Florida and Delaware and earned his Masters of Engineering degree from the University of Florida where he taught senior level courses in Pavement Design.

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: $85.00
State/Federal: $140.00
Private Industry: $325.00

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.