Breckenridge, CO Roundabout Now Open

The first roundabout on the Park Ave. Corridor in the Town of Breckenridge, CO is now open! The roundabout at 4 O’Clock Road and Park Avenue held its opening ceremony on June 30, 2017. 

This is the first roundabout planned along a corridor of nine roundabouts on Park Avenue (SH 9). MTJ Roundabout Engineering worked with the Town of Breckenridge, CO and McDowell Engineering on the peer review for this project.

 

 

MTJ to Present at ITE/CITE 2017 Annual Meeting

Mark T. Johnson will present during the ITE/CITE 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibit on July 30 -Aug. 2 in Toronto, Ontario. The poster session on July 31, 3:30-4:30 in Exhibit Hall will include our poster “Solving Complex Issues with Innovative Roundabout Applications.” Several complex roundabout applications will be discussed including the closely spaced roundabouts at STH 83 / USH 18 and Blackwood Dr. / USH 18 in Wales, Waukesha County, WI.

Olympic Blvd. Roundabout Opens in Lafayette, CA

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The first roundabout in Lafayette, CA is now open at Pleasant Hill and Olympic Blvd.!
MTJ provided capacity analysis and final horizontal design, signing, marking, and ped/bike facilitation design for this roundabout. High levels of design alternatives and communication were involved with the City’s Ped/Bike Commission to address design questions and reach consensus on pedestrian and bicycle mobility and safety. Consensus was attained through design alternative development and thorough explanation and discussion about relative benefits of various design treatments. Project partner was Omni-Means.

Mark Johnson Presenting at TRB International Roundabout Conference

Mark Johnson, PE, will be presenting and moderating at the 2017 Transportation Research Board’s International Roundabout Conference in Green Bay, WI, on May 8-10.  Save the date and attend these sessions to learn about these trending topics.

 

May 8, 3:15-4:45 – Presentation of “Design Principles for Safety & Operations of Multi-lane Roundabouts” Session 4B; Design, Ballroom A2.

May 8, 9:00 (opens) Poster Session 1 –

  • Capacity Modeling and TOPR34 HCM 2016 Update
  • Solving Complex Traffic Issues with Unique Roundabout Applications

 

May 9, 9:45 (opens) Poster Session 2 –

  • Pedestrian/Vulnerable User Safety and Design Implementation
  • Traffic Planning Implications of the Operational Characteristics of Roundabouts

 

May 9 – 10:15-11:45 Mark Johnson will moderate “Human Factors,” Breakout Session 6C; Ballroom A3.

For more information, see the conference program.

MTJ to Present Roundabout Training Workshop

BOOST YOUR KNOWLEDGE WITH THIS PRE-TRB ROUNDABOUT CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

Join us for a roundabout training workshop and tour preceding the TRB Roundabout Conference in Green Bay.

Design workshops will be held Saturday, May 6, 1-6pm and lecture and tour will be held Sunday, May 7, 8am-6pm.

  • Learn how roundabouts can change the traffic planning paradigm
  • Reveal issues behind poorly performing roundabouts
  • See communities that solved complex transportation issues with roundabouts

 

See the flyer for more information, or email info@mtjengineering.com to register.

MTJ to Present at OTEC Oct. 25th

oteclogoMark Johnson, PE, will be presenting on two roundabout topics at the 2016 Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference (OTEC) in Columbus, OH, on Tue., Oct. 25th, 10:30am-12:00pm.  Save the date and attend this session in Room D-130 to learn about these trending topics –

1)  Design Principles for Optimal Safety and Operations of Multi-Lane Roundabouts
2)  Solving Complex Issues with Innovative Roundabout Applications

Roundabouts and Access Management Webinar

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Mark Johnson, P.E., will be presenting in the TRB Webinar: “The Marriage of Roundabouts and Access Management” on Sept. 26, 2016, 2:00-3:30 PM ET.

Case Studies: Roundabouts and Business Access
MTJ will present case studies of high flow multi-lane roundabouts that illustrate how the application of traffic engineering and roundabout design principles can harness the unique operational characteristics of roundabouts to facilitate improved traffic flow, safety, and excellent business access.

Webinar Outline

  • Overview of access management techniques and roundabout characteristics
  • Discussion of case studies
  • Installation of raised medians and roundabouts through densely developed corridor
  • How roundabouts can eliminate access management problems
  • Achievement of access management goals with roundabouts
  • Question and answer session

 

Register for the webinar here.

MTJ to Present at ITE Midwestern Conference

itelogoMark Johnson, P.E. will be presenting at the ITE Midwestern / Great Lakes District Joint Conference to be held June 26-28, 2016, in Chicago, IL.

He will speak on “Design Principles for Optimal Safety and Operations of Multi-Lane Roundabouts,” Tuesday, June 28, 3:30-5 pm.

He will present the poster “Public Outreach and Roundabout Implementation: Overcoming Challenges in the conference poster session on June 27, 1:30-5 pm.  The location is the Holiday Inn Chicago-Mart Plaza River North, room number is TBD.