Fundamentals of Roadway Design

Course Description:

This workshop focuses on the fundamentals of roadway design decisions: location, alignment, superelevation, and selection of design elements. This one-day course addresses a wide range of topics upon which additional continuing education can be built. The course material is grouped into four general topics: basic design concepts and elements, horizontal alignment, superelevation, and vertical alignment, with example problems in each topic. An introduction will preface the material, and a summary and review of available resources will be provided at the end of the day.


  • Basic Concepts and Considerations in Roadway Geometric Design
  • Horizontal Alignment
  • Superelevation
  • Vertical Alignment
  • Summary and Resources


Dr. Rod E. Turochy, P.E. is the James M. Hunnicutt Professor of Traffic Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at Auburn University, where he has been teaching since 2001. He also conducts workshops and traffic engineering studies for the six fifty company. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering at Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. At Auburn, Dr. Turochy teaches courses in transportation engineering, traffic engineering, and roadway design. His current research activities are in the areas of traffic engineering and data analysis, highway safety, and engineering education. Dr. Turochy also has four years of work experience with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). In his last position with VDOT, he was responsible for traffic design and work zone safety for the Salem District.

Course Length:

6 Hours

There are currently no scheduled sections. Please contact the program coordinator to discuss options.

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Credit Hours

6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

0.6 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)