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Roadside Design Guide - PART I - Online Workshop

May 15&16, 2024

(9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time)


8 Professional Development Hours can be granted for this course. No partial credit available. Attendees must attend at least 90% of each day of the workshop to get 8 PDHs.

Register ONLINE here.


This training presents an overview of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide. The Roadside Design Guide provides information and guidelines for the design, construction, and maintenance of roadside features to enhance safety and functionality. It covers a wide range of topics related to roadside safety, including elements such as barriers, clear zones, slopes, roadside hardware, and other safety considerations. This is the first of a two-part series, see agenda below.


This training is beneficial for professionals involved in road design, construction, maintenance, and safety.


Jeff Jasper, P.E.
Jeff Jasper's 24-year career at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) culminated in a five-year term as Director of the Division of Highway Design. In this role, he oversaw preconstruction and design programmatic activities and coordinated annually $600 - $700 million dollars of construction project delivery, resulting in $1 billion in construction lettings. Prior to this, Mr. Jasper managed KYTC's Standard Drawing program and was the agency's technical expert on roadside safety design, providing oversight on roadside design standards and teaching roadside design classes to Cabinet staff and engineering consultants. As the current program manager of the Kentucky Transportation Center's (KTC) Project Development Program, he directs research on highway project management, roadway design engineering, and roadside safety. At KTC, Mr. Jasper has spearheaded several roadside safety research initiatives for KYTC, including In-Service Evaluation of High-Tension Cable Barrier Systems and MASH Analysis of KYTC's Standard Drawings. A well-respected educator, he teaches the National Highway Institute's Roadside Safety Design course and routinely delivers trainings on topics such as project development and management on behalf of KYTC. Mr. Jasper is also a committee member of the Transportation Research Board's Standing Committees on Roadside Safety Design and Workforce Development and Organizational Excellence.


  • Introduction
  • Clear Zone
  • Drainage Devices
  • Crash Testing
  • Roadside Highway Appurtenances
  • Roadside Objects
  • Introduction to Barrier


This is a free workshop for all city or county employees. Pre-registration is required. The registration fee for other attendees is $120 per person. Please note your employment status 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!

Register ONLINE here.