Horizontal Curve Safety (Glenwood Springs)

Event Date: 11/28/2023
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM


Event Overview

100 Wulfsohn Rd
Glenwood Springs

*Hosted in partnership with Glenwood Springs*


Course Description

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.


Registration Fee

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 cltap@frontrange.edu for questions.


Cancellation Policy

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.


Special Notes

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.


Roads Scholar I - Elective

This course is an ELECTIVE in the Roads Scholar I course track. Click above for more RS I program details.



Morrison, Todd

Todd Morrison, P.E. is a road safety advocate as a speaker, workshop instructor, and online trainer. For the past twelve years he has worked for various Contractors, Associations, Local Technical Assistance Programs, and DOT's. He has taught over 500 workshops and trained over 15000 individuals. He retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after serving in the Divisions of Construction, Maintenance and Traffic. At the Cabinet, he worked with environmental, work zone, construction and maintenance concerns as an Environmental Coordinator, Maintenance/Traffic Engineer, and as a Branch Manager for Operations. Recently, Todd served for two years as Kentucky’s Safety Circuit Rider helping local agencies identify low-cost improvements to reduce crashes. Todd is an ATSSA certified Traffic Control Supervisor, Flagging Instructor, and Traffic Control Design Specialist.