Horizontal Curve Safety (Estes Park)
Event Date: 9/9/2021
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
179 MacGregor Ave., Estes Park, CO
Parking along MacGregor Avenue and in the parking structure is free for all vehicles. Parking in the Town Hall parking lot is free for vehicles marked with a government agency logo. Unmarked personal vehicles must pay $2/hr.
Horizontal curves are changes in roadway alignment that create a more demanding environment for the driver, vehicle, and pavement. The challenges associated with safe navigation of horizontal curves become compounded with the addition of a nighttime driving environment or inclement weather. Recent data analysis shows that 28 percent of all fatal crashes occur on horizontal curves. Furthermore, about three times as many crashes occur on curves compared to tangential sections of roadways and most of these crashes are roadway departures. These statistics make horizontal curves prime sites for safety improvements.
A focus on horizontal curves can prove to be a cost-effective approach to reducing roadway departure crashes. Horizontal alignment signage is low-cost and can be installed at prioritized horizontal curves to address safety issues.
This workshop will cover the importance of curve warning signage, how to select the appropriate curve signage, and how to properly set curve advisory speeds, the basic rules of signage, and other options to improve safety on curves. This workshop will help local agencies meet compliance dates for horizontal curve signage from the MUTCD. This course includes hands on activities and a field trip by the participants to test their new skills.
The registration fee for this workshop is $50 per person for employees of government agencies and $75 per person for non-government agencies. Fee includes any class handouts and lunch. Registration can be paid online, or via invoice upon special request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Please be considerate of those on the waiting list, cancel early if necessary. A full refund will be made if you cancel no later than 3 business days prior to the training day; otherwise, you will forfeit the registration fee.
In order to receive credit for this class, attendees must stay until the end when it is dismissed by the instructor and class certificates are awarded.
This course is an ELECTIVE in the Roads Scholar I course track. Click above for more RS I program details.