Jun 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CVE 5681 - Traffic Control

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This graduate course provides extensive coverage of traffic control principles and traffic control devices used in roadway design.  The course includes the design, placement, maintenance, and conditions for use for three classes of traffic control devices.  This course addresses the use of traffic control devices for specialty applications such as temporary traffic control, school areas, and bicycle facilities.  (prereq: CVE 3611) (quarter system prereq: CV 3320)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Explain the usage of several roadway traffic control devices
  • Synthesize knowledge of traffic control devices to assist with selecting appropriate traffic control devices for specialty applications
  • Design roadway traffic control plans for various scenarios
  • Evaluate and redesign roadway traffic control plans, as needed, to accommodate changing conditions

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • What is the MUTCD?  Who uses the MUTCD?  Why is the MUTCD important?
  • MUTCD History
  • Legality of the MUTCD
  • MUTCD Part 2 - Signs
  • MUTCD Part 3 - Markings
  • MUTCD Part 4 - Traffic Signals
  • MUTCD Part 6 - Temporary Traffic Control
  • MUTCD Part 8 - Traffic Control for Railroad and Light Rail Transit Grade Crossings
  • MUTCD Part 9 - Traffic Control for Bicycle Facilities

Dr. Mitzi M. Dobersek, P.E.

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