Improving Safety Features of Highways, Local Roads & Streets
This workshop will provide local roadway agencies with important information related to roadway safety. It will assist local road agency professionals in understanding the critical relationship between road users’ behavior, traffic control devices, roadside safety features, traffic crashes and roadway safety.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for persons throughout Oregon with responsibilities related to design, installation and maintenance of highways, local roads and streets, safety features and devices. It will be of value to engineers, maintenance personnel, technicians, county road supervisors, street superintendents, elected officials, traffic safety committee members and Oregon Department of Transportation employees. The workshop offers new ideas, introduces latest developments and is an opportunity for local road officials to exchange up-to-date information.
- Introduction to highway safety focusing on types, causes, costs of traffic crashes and tort liability
- Traffic control devices, traffic signs and pavement markings
- Clear zone, sight distance and vegetation control
- Road surfaces
- Roadside barriers
- Low cost highway safety improvements
- Best safety and maintenance practices in Oregon
What Will I Learn?
- to recognize potential problems and be able to suggest appropriate remedies
- to identify factors that will affect the performance of safety features on local roads and streets
- how to select the most promising safety improvements
- proper procedures for installation and maintenance of highway safety features and devices
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This workshop satisfies the Oregon Board of Examiners continuing professional development requirements for registered civil engineers. The workshop also provides professional development hours (PDH).
What Will I Receive?
A certificate of attendance for completing the workshop.