GDOT Road Safety and Horizontal Clearance

  • Category: Georgia DOT
  • Course ID: GDOT-03
  • Price: $10
  • PDH Credits: 1
  • Quiz Author: Civil PDH

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Course Synopsis:

Did you know?  To retain a roadway design element that does not comply with minimum Horizontal Clearance, the designer must request a design exception of the appropriate authority.

This course addresses the area outside of the actual roadway and it is an important component of highway design. The recommended minimum horizontal clearances or offsets are also listed in this course. It is based on Georgia DOT Design Policy Manual version 2.0, revised 5/21/2002.

Course Objectives:

This course teaches the following specific engineering knowledge and skills regarding GDOT Road Safety and Horizontal Clearance:

  • Definitions associated with road safety and horizontal clearance  

  • Summary of horizontal clearance

    • For rural and urban shoulders

    • For signs, light standards, and utility installations

    • For signal poles and controller cabinets for signals

    • To trees and shrubs


CivilPDH is an approved PDH course provider. 

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