Introduction to Junction Design



A 3-day course designed to provide an understanding of the principles and practice of designing priority, traffic signal, roundabout and mini-roundabout junctions.  This module is aimed at a broad range of professionals who are involved in designing or assessing the adequacy of junctions. The course consists of informal short lectures, practical workshops and discussion sessions, case studies and examples.

Aims and Objectives

  • To assist delegates to understand the issues involved in designing and constructing junctions or junction improvements
  • To  provide delegates with the knowledge, skills and understanding to carry out their professional roles
  • To provide the opportunity for delegates to network and consider the advantages and dis-advantages of different forms of junction
  • To provide advice to delegates on their own projects and improve their design and implementation skills

Topics Covered

  • General principles of junction design and selection of junction types
  • Priority junctions - Typical layouts
  • Principles of priority junction design
  • Priority Junctions - Safety Issues and designing for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Priority junction design workshops
  • Capacity issues including PICADY 5
  • Principles of traffic signal control
  • Methods of signal control
  • Signal design workshop
  • Capacity issues
  • Designing for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Principles of roundabout design
  • Geometric design of roundabouts including workshop
  • Designing for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Mini-roundabouts
  • Mini-roundabout design workshop 
  • Capacity issues including ARCADY 6


Delegates completing this course will receive a CPD certificate of attendance, recognised by both the IHE and CIHT

Dates of Next Course

If you are interested in attending this course please contact us to register your interest.

Course Fees

£645 excluding VAT (VAT will be charged at current UK Rate)

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