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Free Webinar - Traffic Signal Design

March 21, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc.,
1650 Watermark Drive, Ste 200
Columbus, OH 43215

  • Offered for free to Central Ohio Section ASCE Members

  • Seating is limited to the first 25 people

  • Bring your own lunch

Purpose and Background

This webinar provides guidance on the best practices for designing traffic signals. The materials will include guidance on layout of traffic signal indications and structural supports, controller and cabinet setup, intersection safety lighting, and bicycle and pedestrian accommodation. Information will also be offered regarding methods of vehicle detection. A variety of sources will be referenced including the MUTCD, ITE, AASHTO, ADAAG, manuals developed by state highway departments and recent publications on traffic signal design.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn the most important elements to consider in the design of traffic signals, based heavily on the guidance offered by the MUTCD. These elements will include the appropriate placement and arrangement of signal faces, supports, detection, and guidance on the placement of signal equipment and detection for bicycles and pedestrians. Design guidelines will be stated in the context of intersection traffic operations.  You will learn how the controller assembly relates to the traffic signal, and your options for cabinets and equipment.  You also will obtain basic information on controllers, cabinets, and electrical service equipment.

Webinar Benefits

  • Obtain guidance on how to design the layout of a traffic signal under various modes of operation
  • Gain an improved understanding on the placement of traffic-control devices and detection for bicycle and pedestrian traffic
  • Understand the purpose and setup of traffic signal controllers and cabinets
  • Learn the best sources of information on designing traffic signals and signal systems

Intended Audience

This webinar will benefit transportation professionals who work for consultants, cities, counties, and state agencies involved in designing, reviewing, or otherwise making decisions about the design of traffic signals. It is designed to provide the best information currently available on best practices for designing traffic signals under a variety of situations.

Webinar Outline

  • Primary signal design references
  • Traffic signals - purpose and warrants
  • Alternatives to traffic signals
  • Traffic control theory - phasing and timing
  • Traffic signal supports
  • Traffic signal heads - placement and arrangement
  • Pedestrian accommodations
  • Bicycle accommodations
  • Controllers and cabinets
  • Signal power and service
  • Signage
  • Intersection safety lighting


See the ASCE website for more info.

The Central Ohio Section of ASCE sponsors free continuing education webinars as a service to our members. These webinars are produced by ASCE and normally cost $250 or $300 for ASCE members. However, the Central Ohio Section is paying the registration fee and inviting any interested section members to attend for free. Just RSVP by the deadline. Seating is limited, so do not delay.

You can see the complete list of webinars available from ASCE National on their website. If you see one you like, let us know. If you and your company would like to host one, let us know that too. If you open it up to any interested Central Ohio ASCE section members to come, we will pay the registration fee.



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