Low Cost Roadway Safety Improvements


Aug 15, 2017


Clemson University

202 Hugo Drive

Seneca, SC


Course Description: 

This workshop shows participants low cost methods to improve roadway safety, in order to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by road departures, collisions with fixed objects and collisions at intersections. Topics discussed include:

• Using the MUTCD and signage to improve safety, Maintaining Signs and Markings, Understanding How to set Advisory Speeds for Curves and Using a Ball Bank Indicator
• Maintaining the Clear Zone, Shielding, Marking or Removing Roadside Obstacles, and Guardrails
• Maintaining the Roadway, Improving Roadway Safety with Center/Edgeline Rumble Strips, Safety Edge and High-Friction Surface, Removing Vegetation, Maintaining Drainage and Intersection Safety
• Enhanced Applications of Traffic Control Devices and Innovative Techniques for Signing and Flashers for Warnings
• Low-Cost, Safety Improvement Examples and How to Conduct a Roadway Safety Audits

Course Instructor: 

Todd Morrison, P.E., is a Technology Transfer Engineer with the Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program, at the University of Kentucky. He retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet after serving in the Divisions of Construction, Maintenance and Traffic. At the Cabinet, he worked with environmental, work zone, pavement, construction and maintenance concerns as an Environmental Coordinator, Maintenance/Traffic Engineer, Resident/Construction Engineer, Area Engineer, and as a Branch Manager for Operations. Recently he served for two years as Kentucky’s Safety Circuit Rider helping local agencies identify low cost improvements to reduce crashes.


Class registration is from 8:00-8:30am. The class will begin at 8:30. Lunch will be provided. We should adjourn around 3:30pm.

Who Should Attend: 

This workshop is designed to provide governmental roadway maintenance workers the basic knowledge necessary to safely and efficiently maintain highways. Local and state governmental employees, private industry, the general public and anyone regardless of job assignment with interest in learning more about safely maintaining and improving roads and streets should attend. The material presented will be of interest and provide significant value to a highway laborer, equipment operator, superintendent, or engineer.

Course Fee:

The registration fee for the workshop is $145.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $65.00. The fee includes course materials, break refreshments, and the noon luncheon.

This course has a maximum of 30 students, and will be capped at this number. Advanced registration is encouraged so that an accurate estimate of the number of workshop participants can be obtained. Workshops with low advanced registration will be subject to cancellation.

Payment Policy:

Payment must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the workshop. If your registration payment is not received by then, you will not be guaranteed your slot in the class.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $35 processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 24 hours before the training. No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.

If you have any questions regarding workshop registration please contact Brittany Wirtz at 864-656-4383 or bwirtz@clemson.edu.