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


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.

MTJ Training News

Mark Johnson, P.E. will be presenting a customized training June 2-3 for the CA Dept. of Transportation (Caltrans). The two-day training will cover the skills necessary to conduct roundabout operational analysis using Rodel Roundabout Analysis Software.

Reviews are in for the recent two-day training course, “Roundabout Planning, Design and Implementation,” taught by Mark Johnson for EPIC (Educational Program Innovations Center) held in Mississauga, ON on May 2-3. Students rated the course satisfaction level a 4.69 out of 5. When asked what they liked about the class, responses included:
“Instructor was able to explain/transfer knowledge very clearly.”
“Hands on activities and having access to have questions answered by an industry leader.”

MTJ to Teach Two-Day Course

Mark-Training-DecMark Johnson, P.E. will be presenting a two day training for the Educational Program Innovations Center (EPIC).

The two-day training course, “Roundabout Planning, Design and Implementation,” will be held in Mississauga, ON on May 2-3. 

After attending this seminar, you will be able to determine and understand the benefits of roundabouts in our overall roadway planning process, and how to avoid mistakes of the poorly planned, designed and or constructed roundabouts.

See more information on the Epic training.

MTJ to Present at TRB Annual Meeting




Mark Johnson, P.E., MTJ Roundabout Engineering, will present his poster, Design Optimization for Safety and Operations of Multi-Lane Roundabouts,” at the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The session, “Diversity of Roundabouts” (Event 789) will be Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, 8:30-10:15 AM, in the Convention Center, Hall E; Poster Location Code:  K184.

Handouts of the poster will be available. Please stop by to hear about this exciting topic.

Recognition for MTJ Designed Right-Sized Roundabout

The City of Lincoln, Nebraska, retained MTJ Engineering to complete an in-service design review and provide recommendations to improve the very poor safety record of the roundabout located at the arterial intersection of N. 14th and Superior Streets.

The roundabout opened in 2012 built for traffic volumes in the 2030s. MTJ Roundabout Engineering’s recommendations included easing the complexity of the roundabout by reducing the number of lanes and installing fences to keep drivers from seeing the entire intersection as they enter.

After the recommended modifications were in  place, the number of accidents at the multi-lane roundabout dropped dramatically after the city shut off lanes – just four accidents were reported in October 2013 after the changes, down from 17 accidents in the previous month.

Thomas Shafer, design/construction manager for the Public Works and Utilities Department of Lincoln said the city will make future roundabouts “right-sized for the volumes we have, with the ability to expand if the volume increases… We won’t make them bigger than they need to be.”

See the the full Journal Star article here.


Roundabout Opens Ahead of Schedule

The roundabout at River and Roberts Rds. in Lake Barrington, IL is open ahead of schedule!

MTJ Roundabout Engineering provided the roundabout and traffic analysis, horizontal design, signing and pavement markings for Phase I (IDS) and Phase II for this challenging and constrained intersection in this developing village of Lake Barrington in Lake County, IL.