Interchanges are a complex set of intersections and ramps closely spaced together that is supposed to move traffic more efficiently and safely. Yet many interchanges have significant safety issues and experience extensive congestion. It begs the question whether we are truly designing the best interchanges possible, particularly with more constrained budgets and evolving technology? This course explores this question and others. Participants will learn about the basics of interchange design and different interchange forms, including a condensed discussion on the diverging diamond interchange. The course will then expand on various principles of interchange design and how some of these principles are significantly changing in the 21st Century.
Target Audience: Participants in this course will learn about the principals of demand and traffic flow that will enable them to develop their own innovative solutions.