GDOT Design Controls

  • Category: Georgia DOT
  • Course ID: GDOT-05
  • Price: $10
  • PDH Credits: 1
  • Quiz Author: Civil PDH

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Course Synopsis:

Did you know?  Streets and highways are grouped into major classes based on the type or kind of service they provide. The functional classification process is based on the fact that roads are part of a travel network and that “individual roads and streets do not serve travel independently in any major way” (FHWA, 1989).

This course provides information with regard to design controls. Many factors contribute to the roadway design criteria used by highway engineers. These factors are based upon the physical characteristics of the vehicles, the topography in which the road is set, operational safety and speed of traffic on the road, and even driver behavior. 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 Design Controls:

  • Definitions associated with design controls  

  • Summary of

    • Functional classifications for freeways, arterials, collectors and local roads

    • Design vehicles

    • Design speed

    • Traffic engineering, capacity, and level of service

    • Establishment of access control

    • Value engineering

    • Environmental considerations & coordination


CivilPDH is an approved PDH course provider. 

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