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APWA City Branch

November PDH Lunch @ the
Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways


Topic:
Roundabout Selection
and Implementation

Speaker:
Mark Johnson, PE, MTJ
Roundabout Engineering
Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways
69 West Washington, Lower Level Pedway B Conference Room
Chicago, Illinois 60601

REGISTRATION ENDS Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Registration is limited to the first 15 registrants.



Topic Summary:

While roundabouts are not applicable for all intersections, there are a wide range of applications where they are applicable. These may include a variety of contexts, from rural high-speed to urban conditions, and everything in between.

To better understand how decisions are made regarding the implementation of roundabouts, Mark Johnson, Principal Engineer for MTJ Roundabout Engineering, will review case studies of roundabout applications and the decision-making that went into the selection of a roundabout for those applications. Mark will also discuss current U.S. roadway planning standards and how the differing operational characteristics of roundabouts vs. signalized intersections affect the decision-making process.



Speaker Biographies:

Mr. Mark T. Johnson, P.E., brings 19 years of traffic planning and engineering experience, including 17 years focused on solving complex traffic problems through the application of modern roundabouts. Mark has provided design and QA/QC services for over 400 roundabouts, many of them award-winning.

Mr. Johnson's roundabout experience includes project implementations over the entire range of traffic conditions and contexts, and forms the foundation for unparalleled breadth and depth of experience. Mark has a successful record of providing reliable and safe roundabout design applications that are well-liked by the community, businesses, and elected officials.

Mark started MTJ Engineering, LLC following 12 years of public- and private-sector transportation engineering positions, including four years for the City of Loveland, Colorado and four years at the Wisconsin DOT. He has provided design, design oversight and/or design review services for private and public sector clients in 26 states and two Canadian provinces.

Mentored extensively by U.K. roundabout design expert Barry Crown, Mark's experience encompasses a full range of traffic flows and contexts, including urban constrained sites, high- speed approaches, complex multi-lane roundabouts in series and interchanges. He earned a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering (Transportation Engineering emphasis) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His P.E. designation is registered in 20 U.S. states and Alberta, Canada, and he is an active member of the TRB and ITE Roundabout Committees.

Mark has presented more than 20 roundabout design training seminars in the U.S. and Canada to members of transportation agencies and private consultancies. He has presented at local, regional and national conferences including TRB, ITE, and ASCE. Furthermore, he developed a course on roundabout design for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering Professional Development based on the FHWA Roundabout Guide, and delivered the two-day course nine times to over 500 Engineers from across the US.



Cook County DOTH presentations are unique opportunities to earn one free PDH while networking with peers during the lunch hour! Each month, a new topic and expert speaker will be offered covering an important industry issue.

No cost to attend in the spirit of collaboration between the
APWA City Branch and the Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways.
Presentation starts promptly at noon. Please note that this is a "brownbag" event (no food will be provided).

**No walk-up registrations will be permitted.**

No cost to attend in the spirit of collaboration between the







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