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Roadway Design

Presenter: Sidney May, P.E.

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Birmingham, AL

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa
4000 Grand Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35226
Phone: 205-916-7677

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 5:00 pm

Project Design Criteria

   Design speed
   Traffic volume
   Additional considerations

Designing Roadways

   Selecting design parameters and constraints
   Reviewing design guides and standards
   Interstates, freeways and other four-lane highways
   Arterials, collectors and locals
   Urban and rural
   Temporary traffic control

Design Process

   Preliminary survey
   Schematic design
   Determining right-of-way

Environmental Studies

   Project planning
   Public involvement
   Environmental controls, commitments and documents

Designing Typical Sections

   Plan and profiles
   Subsurface conditions and investigations

Horizontal and Vertical Alignment

   Sight distance
   Horizontal alignment
   Vertical alignment

Cross Sections and Earthwork

   Balanced earthwork
   Suitable and unsuitable material


   Signalized vs. un-signalized
   Signal warrants
   Turning movements

Hydraulic Design Considerations

   Drainage calculations
   Designing drainage structures

Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities

   Trails, sidewalks and cross-walks
   Complete streets
   ADA compliance

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Alabama.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This course also offers contractors a non-credit continuing education opportunity.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Sidney May, P.E.

Mrs. May is a licensed civil engineer with over 10 years of experience. Led by passion, she has secured traditional jobs and gained knowledge and experience in both the public and private sectors. Mrs. May has built her career within various aspects of transportation including: roadway design, temporary traffic control design, geotechnical design and review, environmental planning and compliance, and pavement and drainage design.

Mrs. May began her career as a co-op student analyzing lidar data and assisting in conducting aerial surveys. Upon receipt of her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama, she went on to pursue a career in transportation where she has led subsurface investigations and pavement rehabilitation studies for recommendations on various pavement failure types such as: full depth reclamation, lime stabilization, soil-cement stabilization, historic preservation and restoration in flexible, rigid, and masonry materials. She has been intricately involved in project scope recommendations and media press releases while working in construction stormwater. Mrs. May continued her career in environmental planning and compliance ensuring that all construction projects, both state and federal, adhered to the latest environmental laws and regulations. Consequently, she has cultivated relationships with state and federal agencies such as ADEM (Alabama Department of Environmental Management), USACE (US Army Corps of Engineers), SHPO/AHC (State Historic Preservation Office/Alabama Historic Commission), and US Fish and Wildlife. She has led training seminars on the importance of temporary traffic control and believes that successfully-managed projects all start and end with competence, confidence, and communication amongst all individuals involved in project management and completion.

Mrs. May is currently an active member of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) where she holds a branch leadership position. She is also working to help establish a coalition for the Alabama Dam Safety Program. Mrs. May is also active in her community, by serving as an advisory board member to local engineering academies and by mentoring local high school students, motivating them to pursue careers in engineering.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.