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May/June 2002
Vol. 65· No. 6

Training Update

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The National Highway Institute (NHI)

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Arlington, VA 22203

New NHI Courses Available in 2002

"AASHTO Roadside Design Guide" Course Available

National Highway Institute (NHI) has updated the 2-day American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Roadside Design Guide instructor-led course to reflect the concepts and practices embodied in the latest 2002 edition of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide. In addition, an 8-hour web-based course is available for those who cannot attend the instructor-led course, making this training accessible from an individual participant's desktop at any time of the day. The instructor-led course provides a comprehensive overview of the AASHTO publication. Each student will receive a copy of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide as the course text. Upon completing the instructor-led or online course, participants will be expected to:

  • State the nature and extent of single-vehicle run-off-road crashes
  • Recognize unsafe roadside design features and elements
  • Prioritize roadside safety improvement options Apply the clear-zone concept to all roadway class types
  • Select, design, and install crashworthy roadside hardware
  • Apply safety concepts to roadside features and appurtenance selection/use in work zones (two-day course only)
  • Compare existing agency roadside design policies/practices to the current state-of-the-art and initiate changes in policy where appropriate

The course is primarily intended for Federal, State, local, and consulting highway design engineers involved in roadside design or in the formulation of policies and standards related to safer roadside design. The topic also may interest and provide direct applications to construction and maintenance personnel.

To schedule the 2-day instructor-led course, contact NHI's Danielle Mathis-Lee at 703-235-0528, For technical information on the course, contact Richard Powers at 202-366-1320,

Or register online for the web-based course at For questions about the online course, contact Kathy Frankle at 410-414-2925,

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