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Designing and Operating Intersections for Safety

PROGRAM AREA: Highway Safety
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
3 Days
1.8 Units
$500 Per Participant

TRAINING LEVEL: Accomplished

CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 22 Maximum: 30


Through numerous interactive discussions, exercises, and case studies, this course examines various aspects of design and operations and how they affect the safety of an intersection and its various users. The full course contains a total of six modules: Users and Intersections, Diagnostics and Countermeasures, Geometric Design, Unsignalized Intersections, Signalized Intersections, and Case Studies.


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

  • List the user groups to consider
  • Describe user characteristics and how they affect intersection design and safety
  • Describe approaches to balance needs of different user groups
  • Review how to determine which intersections have poor crash experience
  • Review how to assess causes of high crash experience or high potential
  • Describe how to select appropriate countermeasures
  • Define intersection design objectives, controls, and focus area
  • Identify key safety-related intersection geometric design decisions, applications, and assumptions
  • Describe the measured and potential safety improvements that result from key intersection geometrics
  • Describe safety issues at unsignalized intersections
  • Summarize MUTCD requirements for signalizing an intersection
  • Select appropriate countermeasures to address safety issues at unsignalized intersections
  • Identify common safety concerns at signalized intersections
  • Discuss contributing factors to safety concerns
  • Select countermeasures to the safety of signalized intersections


The target audience for the course includes traffic and design engineers with one to five years of work experience.

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


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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Authorized 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 Authorized Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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