The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings

When - Where

January 18, 2018

(8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
NTRC (2nd floor meeting room)
2360 Cherahala Blvd.
Knoxville, TN  37932
Tel: 865-946-1500 for directions

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.


Traffic control devices, including signs and pavement markings, are used to convey important information to drivers on the roadway. It is important that this information is delivered clearly and in a way that provides the driver with an opportunity to make an appropriate response to new information. The 2009 Edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) will be used to instruct the attendee in the areas of driver needs and responses, the design of traffic control devices and the installation/maintenance of traffic control devices. Specialty locations, such as school zones, railroad/highway grade crossings and bicycle lanes/facilities requiring traffic control devices, will be presented. Upon completion of the workshop the student will possess a basic understanding of the MUTCD,requirements for traffic control devices, traffic control device specifications, and the installation and maintenance of signs and pavement markings.


This course is designed for local and state governmental employees who are responsible for the installation and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings on local streets.


Matthew A. Cate, P.E.
Mr. Cate is the Director of TTAP and a research staff member at the University of Tennessee's Center for Transportation Research. He holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Cate has over twenty years of research and practical experience in the areas of highway safety and traffic operations.


6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) can be granted for this course.


The Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering (TATE) is an educational Program providing continuing education for engineers, planners, designers and technicians. The program focuses on the basic design of transportation facilities, the evaluation of traffic operations, and the collection of data to support various transportation studies. Successful completion of the required curricula of core and elective courses, confers TATE certification. For more information, contact Frank Brewer at 865-974-5255.


8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Introduction to the MUTCD
9:00 am General Specifications of Traffic Control Devices
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Regulatory Signs
10:45 am Warning Signs
11:30 am Lunch (on your own)
12:30 pm Pavement Markings
1:15 pm Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities
1:45 pm Break
2:00 pm School Zones
2:45 pm Railroad/Highway Grade Crossings
3:30 pm Installation and Maintenance Operations
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

4:05 pm Written exam*


The registration fee is $120 per person. A city or county employee is eligible for a TTAP scholarship registration fee of $45. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office. The workshop fee includes ONLY materials and coffee breaks. NO LUNCH PROVIDED A course may be canceled if there is low enrollment. Forty-eight hours notice will be given to registrants if a course is canceled. Register early! Limited enrollment!


Due to commitments to our instructors and facilities, the registration fee is not refundable if a registrant withdraws less than forty-eight hours before the workshop. You may substitute registrants; please notify us in advance if possible. Please register early as attendance to our workshops has increased. We may not accommodate walk-ins on the day of the workshop.

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.

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