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Alternative Interchange & Intersection Design: Case Studies
June 30, 2020 @ 7:45 am - 4:00 pm EDT
This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day. Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments. Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.
The unconventional intersection and interchange workshop offered the day prior to this lab will cover the fundamentals of unconventional intersections and interchanges in a lecture format. The purpose of the follow-up laboratory is to provide attendees the chance to work through hands-on examples and apply the principles discussed at the workshop. The lab will begin with a review of the tools on hand to analyze intersection and interchange alternatives. Then, each attendee will work on one surface-street intersection, one grade-separated intersection example, and one interchange example. Attendees will work together in small teams to develop potential solutions and then will discuss their potential solutions with the larger group. Cases examined during the lab are drawn from the ones that the instructor has worked on at the NCDOT; the cases are meant to be challenging, with no easy answers, but not impossible. By the end of the lab attendees should have the skills and confidence to tackle their own challenging intersection and interchange projects.