The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Introduction to Highway Capacity Analysis

When - Where

March 23, 2018

(8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time)
Ellington Agricultural Center
UT Extension Office
5201 Marchant Dr.
Nashville, TN  37211-5112
Tel: 615-832-6550 for directions

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This course will introduce participants to the basic concepts and principles of highway capacity analysis. The methodologies established by the most recent edition of the Transportation Research Board's Highway Capacity Manual, HCM2010, will be addressed, with an overview provided of the terms and concepts used throughout the HCM and the procedures for the capacity of: urban streets, two-lane highways, multilane highways, unsignalized intersections, signalized intersections, and freeway facilities. The course will also describe the use of microsimulation packages in capacity analysis, and will contrast these with the HCM approaches.


This course will benefit both transportation planners and engineers who are responsible for the design or operation of streets and highways. The methodologies introduced in the course are vital to the evaluation of proposed roadway changes to ensure that adequate capacity is provided in both present and future years. This course may also be useful to non-technical staff or supervisors who wish to learn more about the highway capacity process.


Stephanie R. Hargrove, Ph.D.
Dr. Stephanie Hargrove is currently Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Lecturer in Engineering Fundamentals at the University of Tennessee. During her 10+ years of experience in the transportation field, Dr. Hargrove has worked in both the private and public sector, taught college level transportation classes and conducted research. Her current research focuses on solving special problems for the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Dr. Hargrove received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (transportation emphasis) from the University of Tennessee. She is an active member in numerous technical organizations, including the Transportation Research Board and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.


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 Review of traffic flow and capacity concepts
9:30 a.m.HCM: capacity of uninterrupted flow facilities
10:45 a.m.HCM: capacity of freeway weaving, ramps and ramp junctions
11:30 a.m.Lunch (on your own)
12:30 p.m.HCM: intersection capacity analysis
2:00 p.m.HCM: corridor analysis
2:30 p.m.Use of microsimulation models in capacity analysis
4:00 p.m.Course Wrap-up
4:30 p.m.TATE Exam ( optional )*
 *For participants who want to receive credit for the course toward the Transportation Engineering Certificate.


The registration fee is $120 per person. A city or county government employee is eligible for a TTAP scholarship registration fee of $45. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office. Please note your employment sta-tus on the registration form. 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.

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

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