|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
Gregory J. Taylor, P.E.
Roadway vertical alignments are a combination of various parabolic curves and connecting tangent grades. Along with the roadway cross section (lanes and shoulders, curbs, medians, roadside slopes and ditches, sidewalks) and horizontal alignment (tangents and curves), the vertical alignment (grades and vertical curves) helps provide a three-dimensional roadway model. Its ultimate goal is to provide a safe, smooth-flowing facility that is crash-free.
This 4-hour course is a summary of the design process for today’s roadway vertical alignments. Participants will be given an in-depth look at the principles and potential trade-offs to be considered when selecting and designing vertical profiles. By combining this course material with work experience and engineering judgment, the participant may produce plans beneficial to the traveling public.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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