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AASHTO Roadside Design Guide - WEB-BASED

PROGRAM AREA: Highway Safety
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
14 Hours
1.2 Units
$0 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1

NOTES:This training is undergoing revisions and this version is offered to you at no cost.


This course provides an overview of the AASHTO "Roadside Design Guide." Emphasis is on current highway agency policies and practices. The AASHTO "Roadside Design Guide" is the textbook for this course. You may purchase a copy of the "Roadside Design Guide" directly from the AASHTO bookstore at


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadways
  • Recognize unsafe roadside design features and elements and make appropriate changes
  • Identify the need for a traffic barrier
  • Select, design and install a traffic barrier
  • Apply safety concepts to roadside features and appurtenance selection/use in work zones
  • Compare alternate safety treatments and select a cost-effective design
  • Identify policies and practices that are inconsistent with current state-of-the-art


Federal, State and local highway engineers involved in the formulation and/or application of policies and standards relating to the design of safer roadsides.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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