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Preliminary Traffic Signal Design

Overview

This course for Highway and Traffic Engineers focuses on determining the number of lanes required for an acceptable Level Of Service for each approach lane to an signalized intersection. A set of Rule of Thumbs are used to determine lane configuration for each approach prior to starting the actual intersection design. The design engineer will be able to determine the actual number of lanes required for left turns, thru movements, right turns, and to estimate the length of queue for each approach. Examples will explain the method of design to determine an acceptable Level of Service.

Students of this course will be able to actually determine the number of lanes for each approach to an intersection, the Level Of Service for each approach lane, including the queuing length for each lane and its required vehicle storage length.

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to determine:
  • The number of thru lanes required
  • The number of left turn lanes and their storage length
  • If the travel way can accommodate the purposed number of lanes
  • Use basic Rules of Thumb to aid in intersection design

The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions at the end of the course to obtain PDH credits.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Attained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
  • Lane Designation: Thru Movements; Left Turning Movements; Right Turning Movements; Side Street Movements
  • Lane Capacity Design Elements
  • Length of Storage Lanes
  • Preliminary Traffic Signal Design via the use of examples

State Board Acceptance

This course can be used by professional engineers to fulfill PDH requirements mandated by state and provincial licensing boards. Decatur Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing education in all states that pre-approve course providers. In all other states that mandate continuing education for engineers, it is the individual engineer's responsibility to determine the suitability of activities for PDH credit. The state boards typically accept online* courses that cover technical, managerial** or ethical content and which are relevant to the practice of engineering. The course must have a clear purpose or objective with a content that will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge of the licensee's field of practice. For questions about your mandatory PDH requirements, visit the website of your state licensing board.

*Online courses are accepted by all state licensing boards that mandate continuing education. Other than New York (which limits online courses to 18 PDH) and Iowa (which limits online courses to 6 PDH), there are no limits placed by other states on the number of hours that can be earned through online continuing education. Consult with your state licensing board if you have any questions about the acceptability of online courses.

**The New York State Board of Engineers does not accept general office management courses, but will accept project management courses that are offered by an approved provider and that are technical in nature and contribute to the engineer's professional practice.Please Note: Continuing Education credits for this course are awarded as PDH (Professional Development Hour Credits).
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Preliminary Traffic Signal Design
Overview

This course for Highway and Traffic Engineers focuses on determining the number of lanes required for an acceptable Level Of Service for each approach lane to an signalized intersection. A set of Rule of Thumbs are used to determine lane configuration for each approach prior to starting the actual intersection design. The design engineer will be able to determine the actual number of lanes required for left turns, thru movements, right turns, and to estimate the length of queue for each approach. Examples will explain the method of design to determine an acceptable Level of Service.

Students of this course will be able to actually determine the number of lanes for each approach to an intersection, the Level Of Service for each approach lane, including the queuing length for each lane and its required vehicle storage length.

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to determine:
  • The number of thru lanes required
  • The number of left turn lanes and their storage length
  • If the travel way can accommodate the purposed number of lanes
  • Use basic Rules of Thumb to aid in intersection design

The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions at the end of the course to obtain PDH credits.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Attained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
  • Lane Designation: Thru Movements; Left Turning Movements; Right Turning Movements; Side Street Movements
  • Lane Capacity Design Elements
  • Length of Storage Lanes
  • Preliminary Traffic Signal Design via the use of examples

State Board Acceptance

This course can be used by professional engineers to fulfill PDH requirements mandated by state and provincial licensing boards. Decatur Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing education in all states that pre-approve course providers. In all other states that mandate continuing education for engineers, it is the individual engineer's responsibility to determine the suitability of activities for PDH credit. The state boards typically accept online* courses that cover technical, managerial** or ethical content and which are relevant to the practice of engineering. The course must have a clear purpose or objective with a content that will maintain, improve or expand the skills and knowledge of the licensee's field of practice. For questions about your mandatory PDH requirements, visit the website of your state licensing board.

*Online courses are accepted by all state licensing boards that mandate continuing education. Other than New York (which limits online courses to 18 PDH) and Iowa (which limits online courses to 6 PDH), there are no limits placed by other states on the number of hours that can be earned through online continuing education. Consult with your state licensing board if you have any questions about the acceptability of online courses.

**The New York State Board of Engineers does not accept general office management courses, but will accept project management courses that are offered by an approved provider and that are technical in nature and contribute to the engineer's professional practice.Please Note: Continuing Education credits for this course are awarded as PDH (Professional Development Hour Credits).
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