This course reviews the Highway Capacity Manual procedure for determining the capacity and level of service for signalized intersections. In the course we explore the impacts of cycle length, progressive timing, phasing, left turn treatments, NEMA movements, storage areas and queueing, approach volumes, blockages such as parking and buses, green times, and lost times on the operations of a signalized intersection. As part of the course in the afternoon the class goes to a field site and collects information at a selected signalized intersection. The field data is then used by the class to calculate the delay and level of service using the HCS software. Variations to the cycle length, timing, and phasing are explored to determine the optimize settings that minimize delay and improve the level of service.
Who should attend: Engineers and planners who want a better understanding between the characteristics of signals and timing and levels of service and control delay.
Professional Development Hours: 6.0
Registration Fees: There is a $110 registration fee for all participants.