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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
9:00 am – 12:30 pm CST
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
9:00 am – 12:30 pm CST


Presented by
George Lueck, P.E.

Agenda Day One: Tuesday, November 22, 2022
9:00 am – 12:30 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)

Design Guidelines
Application of design guidelines
Highway functions
Selection of design controls and criteria

Traffic Characteristics
Volume, directional distribution, speed and composition of traffic
Projection of future traffic demands

Access Control, Management and Safety
Methods and benefits of controlling access
Key factors related to traffic crashes
Economic analysis

Preliminary Survey
Responsibilities of surveyor, type and order of surveys
Establishment of right-of-way and roadway alignment
Drainage areas and utility considerations

Schematic Design
Purpose, need and requirements for schematics
Data collection and route studies
Geometric layout


Agenda Day Two: Tuesday, November 29, 2022
9:00 am – 12:30 pm CST (including a 15-min. break)

Project Planning, Public Involvement and Environmental Studies
Types of environmental studies
Project planning and topic outline

Determination of Right-of-Way
Roadway typical section, profile grades, public utility space and drainage easements

Typical Sections
Purpose, definitions and types
Pavement design

Horizontal Alignment
Maximum curvature
Stopping sight, passing sight and decision sight distance

Vertical Curve
Terrain, grades, and super-elevation
Combination of horizontal and vertical alignment

Cross Sections and Earthwork
Traveled way
Lane widths, shoulders, clear zones, curbs, and retaining walls

Basic Hydraulic Design Considerations
Channels, culverts, bridges and storm drains
Pedestrian and bicycle facilities

Types and examples of intersections
Design considerations

Best Practices 


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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

Certified Planners:


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers in most states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers via its registration with The Practicing Institute of Engineering (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Most other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

This webinar has been evaluated and approved for 6.5 PDHs in the field on professional engineering by The Practicing Institute of Engineering.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6.5 for Certified Planners.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


George Lueck, P.E.

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

Mr. Lueck, P.E., has 17 years of experience with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). He started his career performing design and surveying for a variety of roadway projects ranging from farm-to-market roads to urban roadways and high design speed facilities in the Waco district. Mr. Lueck later transferred to the construction division, where he provided oversight to statewide districts in the areas of construction project management, construction engineering, inspection, and contract claims. After serving in this capacity for over nine years, he transferred to the transportation planning division. As Assistant Director of Traffic Analysis, he oversaw transportation data collection
and reporting, corridor-level plans, and travel demand modeling. Mr. Lueck then served the City of Killeen for 11 years as Assistant City Engineer and Director of Transportation. He had oversight of all operations of the city’s transportation system. Mr. Lueck also ensured that the city’s transportation system was planned, constructed, and maintained in a cost-effective manner to effectively address the
region’s growing safety, mobility, and reliability needs. For the last nine years, Mr. Lueck has been self-employed as an independent consultant providing services to local governments and civil engineering firms in a variety of services ranging from proposal development/review, transportation plans, dispute resolution and plan review, to street and traffic operations analysis.