Transportation Training Academy
December 4, 2013
EDC Exchange for Local and Tribal Agencies
Intersection and Interchange Geometrics: Safer, Faster, Cheaper!
Nearly half of all severe roadway crashes in the U.S. are intersection related. As part of the safety focus area of the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting several proven techniques to improve the safety of intersections: roundabouts, displaced left-turn intersections, restricted crossing U-turn intersections, median U-turn intersections, and the diverging diamond interchange. Transportation agencies that apply these innovative intersections and interchanges can not only reduce crashes, but greatly enhance efficiency for moving traffic, often with substantial cost savings and accelerated project delivery.
This EDC Exchange will present information on these innovative intersections and interchanges and how they can help you to improve safety and mobility for all users at intersections in your jurisdictions. The Exchange will expand upon presentations and discussions that were conducted during the 2013 Spring Virtual Summit by offering a more in-depth look at how these innovations are applicable to local and Tribal transportation agencies. The Exchange will feature presentations from local agencies describing how they were able to implement these innovative designs to solve some challenging intersection problems.
This EDC exchange (facilitated webinar) will be offered in five locations in Virginia on Wednesday, December 4 from 2-4 p.m. (Richmond, Fairfax, Sterling, Suffolk, Hampton, and Salem). Each location will have a FHWA facilitator. Please use the following links to use the Transportation Training Academy's new online registration system. Your registration is done when you click the "Register and Pay by Check" button at the bottom of the page. These Exchanges are free but our new system doesn't have a button for "Free Registration".
FHWA Virginia Division Office
400 N 8th St. Suite 750
Richmond, VA 23219
VDOT Northern Virginia District Office (Fairfax)
Executive Conference Room in Executive Office Suite
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Eastern Federal Lands - FHWA
Third floor conference rooms (Sign in at Room 100)
21400 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, VA 20166
VDOT Hampton Roads District Training Center
1700 N. Main St.
Peninsula Workforce Development Center
600 Butler Farm Road
VDOT Salem District Materials Building Conference Room
731 Harrison Ave
Salem, VA 24153