Circular intersections have been part of the transportation system in the United States for over a century. Roundabouts are different than rotaries and other circulars and have proven to reduce the severity and frequency of crashes.
The instructor for this one-day course will present the findings and guidelines used to develop and design a roundabout. They will highlight the differences between older traffic circles and rotaries and new roundabout design features. They will also address the typical questions of why, where, when and how roundabout design should be considered as an appropriate intersection solution.
This course includes lectures on roundabout design techniques, a selection of tools used for public involvement, and an interactive discussion on overcoming the unique aspects of roundabout project delivery.
The basis for the course is NCHRP Report 672: Roundabouts: An Informational Guide, 2nd Edition, various State supplements, the latest information proposed for the HCM and MUTCD, research from NCHRP Report 572 and other studies, and the collective experience of the instructors on roundabout projects and research.
Classes will take place on:
April 22, 2015
36 King St., Northampton, MA 01060
April 23, 2015
55 Lee Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
(Meadowview Meeting Room located across the street)
April 29, 2015
Holiday Inn Taunton
700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780
April 30, 2015
Sheraton Colonial Boston North
One Audubon Rd., Wakefield, MA 01880
May 7, 2015
Marine Corps League Worcester Detachment
181 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01604
For more information and to register, visit The Baystate Roads Program’s “Workshops” page or call 413-577-2762.