Highway Design Process

Highway Design Process

CE 453 HIGHWAY DESIGN Thomas B. Stout, Ph.D., P.E. B.S.E., Sacramento State College, 1971

M.S., University of Nebraska, 1992 Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2005 Professional engineer in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska Thirty-five years of professional practice Chalhuanca to Abancay Chalhuanca - Abancay

Photos from construction company JJ Camet website, (www.jjc.com.pe) North Coast Highway, Jamaica Highway Dragon Bay

Aerial photo from Google Earth Mills Civic Parkway Interchange Aerial photo courtesy of Stanley Consultants, Inc. Teaching Philosophy Teaching is a lot like parenting Write it down No stupid questions

Housekeeping Web site --CE 453 Highway Design Main page -http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/educweb/ce453/453.htm

Syllabus http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/educweb/ce453/453_syllabus.htm Contact information http://www.ctre.iastate.edu/educweb/ce453/453_info.htm Text Garber and Hoel, Traffic and Highway Engineering, 3rd Ed.

OBJECTIVES Introduction to the highway design process

Lecture describing the process and giving the theory behind the design Laboratory doing the process and documenting your work Introduction to Microstation/Geopak HIGHWAY DESIGN PROCESS Source: Flexibility in Highway

Design, FHWA PLANNING Establish project need PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT Define project criteria and goals PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

AKA Preliminary Design Refine project need Develop a variety of design concepts Compare design concepts and their impacts Mitigation of impacts

Continuous public involvement Web site Newsletters Meetings FINAL DESIGN Horizontal alignment

Vertical alignment Cross-sections Drainage Detailed geometry (intersections) Traffic control and staging Traffic control devices Right-of-way

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