Low Volume Roads Chapter 1 – Definitions

  • Category: Low Volume Roads
  • Course ID: LVR-01
  • Price: $20
  • PDH Credits: 2
  • Quiz Author: Civil PDH

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Course Synopsis:

Low Volume Roads (LVR’s) are normally considered as roads with relatively low use, an Average Daily Traffic (ADT) of less than 400 vehicles per day, design speeds typically less than 50 mph, and corresponding geometry.  Most roads in rural areas are low-volume roads.

Understanding the definitions of terms applicable to LVR’s provides the foundation for the application of Best Management Practices in the engineering design, construction, and maintenance of Low Volume Roads. This course provides specific information and criteria regarding the engineering definitions and application of the terms used in implementing these BMP’s.

Course Objectives:

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills regarding Definitions of Terms for Low Volume Roads in the following categories:

  • Road Components

  • Road Structural Sections and Materials

  • Surface Drainage

  • Culverts and Drainage Crossings

  • Fords and Low Water Crossings

  • Erosion Control

  • Miscellaneous Terms


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