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Video Conference

Roundabouts - State of the Practice

  • Mar 8, 2018 (10:00 - 2:30 pm CT; 9:00 - 1:30 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites)

Registration

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Description

Roundabouts have been growing in use across the United States and are becoming a common intersection alternative for roadway projects. An understanding of associated issues is necessary for those who analyze, design and build roundabouts. This presentation will give an overview on the history of roundabouts and the most recent applications. It will include an overview on types of roundabouts and associated capacities of single and multi-lane installations. Design considerations will include design speed, sizing, truck accommodations, pedestrian and bike considerations, right-of-way impacts, signing and pavement markings. Design software options will also be covered. The presenter will give examples of projects he has designed over the past 17 years. Based on the feedback on this presentation, a future specific roundabout design presentation may be considered.

Speaker(s)

Kevin Kuhlow, PE, is a project manager at Ayres Associates. He has focused on roundabouts for the past 17 years, including feasibility studies, operational analysis, design, review, construction observation assistance, public involvement, and training. Kuhlow has been involved with developing hundreds of roundabouts throughout North America since 2000, ranging from single-lane roundabouts to complex three-lane roundabouts. He is highly skilled in providing roundabout education and has extensive experience working with agencies, communities, and the public to gain acceptance for challenging roundabout projects. He has conducted numerous roundabout trainings for various DOT's including Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin. Kuhlow worked closely with WisDOT staff to develop statewide roundabout educational materials and the state's most recent roundabout design guidelines.

Target Audience

Traffic engineers, street and highway designers, transportation planners, street and road superintendents, construction and maintenance staff.

More Info

The above resource and more can be accessed by visiting the TLN Learning Management System (LMS).

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