The Alabama Rural Road Safety Workshop and Conference is for engineers, planners and others who are responsible for the design, maintenance, and safety of rural roads. It will strengthen your knowledge of available tools, countermeasures and processes to improve safety on your roads, and includes a one-day eight hour Workshop followed by a one and one half day Conference. The Workshop explains how road safety may be integrated into rural/ local transportation projects at all stages including planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance. The Conference emphasizes methods to identify rural road safety issues and appropriate countermeasures. Participants may attend either the Workshop or Conference, or both.
The Workshop presents safety concepts using real world examples and activities and will prepare participants to apply those concepts to roadway operations and maintenance activities within their jurisdictions. The goals of the Workshop are to:
• Demonstrate how design, construction, maintenance, and related activities impact roadway safety.
• Provide practical guidance on improving road safety that is specifically geared to local/ rural road project development processes and day to day activities.
• Enable local/ rural road owners and practitioners to identify and access pertinent road safety information, and use it effectively.
Upon completion of the Workshop, participants will be able to explain rural road safety issues, how to make roads safer using practical low cost countermeasures at all stages, and how to access and use resources to address safety issues to improve safety.
The Conference agenda was developed to emphasize the implementation of the safety process through all stages of roadway planning, design, operations. Topics include:
• Incorporating safety into the planning process.
• Identifying opportunities to improve safety & potential solutions.
• Implementation of Roadway Departure Countermeasures.
• Implementation of Intersection Countermeasures.
Participants will learn how to identify safety issues, and develop and apply low cost solutions using proven countermeasures. Peer networking during the Conference will provide opportunities for discussion of various safety challenges and potential solutions.
The Workshop and Conference are recommended for county engineers, city engineers, public works officials, transportation planners and DOT personnel.
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