May 11, 2023
8:15AM - 4:00PM
University of Virginia
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
104 Midmont Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Many jurisdictions are looking for alternative intersection control methods to improve safety and carry more traffic without widening roadways. Roundabouts provide one of those methods. Roundabouts are a common form of intersection control used throughout the United States. They are becoming more popular based on the multiple advantages to safety, operations, and aesthetics. However, as agencies become increasingly familiar with these types of intersections, it is important to understand both advantages and disadvantages, which this workshop addresses.
Selection and design of a roundabout, as with any intersection treatment, requires the balancing of competing objectives. These range from transportation-oriented objectives like safety, operational performance, and accessibility for all users to other factors such as economics, land use, aesthetics, and environmental aspects. This workshop highlights roundabout principles, providing participants a foundation, when combined with experience will produce favorable outcomes that benefit the traveling public and community.
Module 1: Roundabout Considerations
Module 2: Planning
Module 3: Operational Analysis
Module 4: Safety
Joseph E. Hummer
Joseph E. Hummer, PhD, PE, is the Staff Engineer in the Mobility and Safety Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Joe is one of the foremost authorities on unconventional intersection and interchange designs practicing today. He began researching the designs in 1990, has published numerous articles about them, and has invented several new intersection and interchange designs. His two-part series in the ITE Journal in 1998 helped spark interest in the area. More recently, he was a co-author of the FHWA informational report on six of the most promising designs, he was the Principal Investigator of the FHWA research project investigating the effects of diverging diamond interchanges, and he was the primary author of the FHWA guidebook on superstreets. Joe was a Professor at North Carolina State University and was Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University before joining NCDOT in May 2016.
Who Should Attend
The workshop is designed to address the needs of a variety of learners, including the general public, policy makers, transportation planners, operations and safety analysts, and conceptual and detailed designers, as well as those interested in simply learning more about roundabouts.
Registration and Payment
The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:
Local Government: $85.00
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.
Special Registration Instructions for Employees of the Virginia Department of Transportation
VDOT employees must register through the VDOT Virtual Campus. Registration fees and related expenses for all VDOT employees will be paid from the VDOT Learning Services Center budget. Registrants should contact their District Training Coordinator or the VDOT Learning Services Center (Central Office employees) for instructions on how to seek reimbursement for travel expenses.
Due to current travel restrictions, VDOT employees are strongly encouraged to attend U. Va. TTA workshops on a day trip basis. Overnight travel requires permission from your District Administrator or Chief -- and in some cases higher levels of authority. If you require overnight lodging to attend a U. Va. TTA workshop, consult with your supervisor, District Training Coordinator, or VDOT Learning Services Center on travel approval procedures.