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Plan Reading Series

PROGRAM AREA: Construction and Maintenance
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
8 Hours
0 Units
$50 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 1 Maximum: 1


The Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) in partnership with NHI is pleased to offer this comprehensive training series (FHWA-NHI-134108) for highway plan reading. This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels II - IV. This course is primarily intended for inspectors and technicians.

The ability to read plans is essential for anyone involved in highway and/or bridge construction. This training contains modules covering both basic plan reading instructions, as well as, providing a more in-depth level of instruction for anyone seeking more information and/or a review of plan reading.

To streamline registration and enable you to take some or all of these trainings when it best suits your schedule, we have created this new series option which automatically registers you for all 8 modules-it's that easy. They are as follows:

Module 1: Highway Plan Reading Basics (134108A) - This module describes the foundational information needed to begin reading and understanding highway plans. This includes an overview of the title page and its components, station numbers, townships, and quantity estimates.

Module 2: Grading Plans (134108B) - This module reviews the information found in the Grading Plans (sheets that begin with "B") section of a highway plan.

Module 3: Traffic Control Plans (134108C) - This module reviews the information found in the Traffic Control Plans (sheets that begin with "C") section of a highway plan.

Module 4: Erosion and Sediment Control Plans (134108D) - This module reviews the information found in the Erosion and Sediment Control Plans (sheets that begin with "D") section of a highway plan.

Module 5: Right of Way Plans (134108E) - This module reviews the information found in Right-of-Way Plans for a highway project.

Module 6: County Plans (134108F) - This module reviews the information found in a county plan.

Module 7: Bridge Plans (134108G) - This module reviews the information found in a bridge plan.

Module 8: Culvert Plans (134108H) - This module reviews the information found in a culvert plan.


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

  • Recognize plan sheets for highway, county, bridge, culvert construction
  • Recognize station locations and calculate; cross section, profile, and plan views; centerline location; point of intersection; and a variety of plan details
  • Recognize plan sheet for all parts of both a bridge substructure and superstructure
  • Comprehend the terminology and symbols used when reading plans


This training is designed for FHWA, State, and local agencies and their industry counterparts involved in the construction process of highways, county, bridges, or culverts. It is applicable to anyone desiring a better understanding of plan reading.

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


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