Roundabouts are a proven strategy for improving the safety and operations of intersections. The physical characteristics of a well-designed roundabout reduce the frequency and severity of intersection crashes. This course highlights the benefits of a roundabout in terms of traffic safety and operational efficiency. It gives participants the fundamental knowledge needed to plan and consider applying roundabout intersection projects in the area. This course will also introduce the intersection control evaluation (ICE) process and applicable tools when a roundabout is a candidate control scenario.
The Florida LTAP Center is pleased to partner with the Florida Department of Transportation to present this webinar series on roundabout design fundamentals and intersection control evaluation (ICE).
Kevin Kuhlow, PE is the Manager of Transportation Services for Ayres and has 25 years of transportation design and project management experience. He has focused on roundabouts for the past 20 years and has been involved with the development of hundreds of roundabouts throughout North America, ranging from mini roundabouts to complex three-lane roundabouts. Mr. Kuhlow assists municipalities and state agencies with their implementation of roundabouts. He recently worked with Florida Department of Transportation Central Office to develop and present hands-on roundabout design training workshops throughout Florida to over 400 FDOT and consultant staff. He assisted with the development of the roundabout chapter of the Florida Design Manual and is providing design reviews for roundabouts on the State Highway System. Kevin provides operational analysis, feasibility studies, intersection control evaluations, design, and review services. He has extensive experience developing roundabout designs that achieve conformance at challenging locations. He also provides mentoring for up-and-coming designers, acting as a resource to advance their roundabout design skills.
To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please send an email to FloridaLTAP@cutr.usf.edu with your name and the name of the webinar you viewed. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks.
Each session will award 2.0 PDH’s. A total of 6.0 PDH’s can be earned for fully viewing all 3 recordings.
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Part 1 of 3 – Roundabout Design Overview
In this first session we will look at the key components of a roundabout and why they are being installed across the United States.
Part 2 of 3 – Roundabout Design Guidance
During this session we will review design guidance for single lane and multilane roundabouts.
- Roundabout Design Fundamentals and ICE Part 2 Slide Deck
- Fastest Path Procedure
- Fastest Path Speed Calculation
Part 3 of 3 – Roundabout Design Details / FDOT ICE
The last session will provide an overview of roundabout design details as well as the FDOT intersection control evaluation tools.