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Traffic Signal Management (a two day course)


The course is for those who have responsibilities for traffic signal and control functions, and are involved in leading the work of experts in individual areas of activity.  In covering a wide range of topics at an introductory overview level, it is ideal for unit managers, or others who require a wide ranging overview of traffic signal related activities.


No prior knowledge of traffic signals is required.


All JCT courses are “Approved” or are pending “Approval” by the Institute of Highway Engineers and attendance is therefore recognised by the IHE and many other bodies as evidence of Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Courses are managed under a ISO9001 Quality Management System.

Course content

The course will cover eight key topics as follows:

  • Traffic Signal Maintenance and Renewal – Equipment reliability, monitoring and maintenance, together with equipment renewal and asset management
  • Highway Authority Roles – Gauging overall road network performance, pin-pointing problem junctions, including group exercises and discussion.
  • How Traffic Signals Work – Types of traffic signal junctions and crossings, involving phases, stages, intergreens, vehicle detectors and classic vehicle actuation.
  • Superimposed Control Strategies – Both at the junction and control centre including MOVA, CLF, Fixed cycle time UTC, SCOOT, and ensuring the best solution.
  • Concept Design and Special Provision – Junction problems, scheme objectives and Transport Assessment junction proposals.  Pedestrians, cyclists, and priority vehicles.
  • Traffic Signals in Modelling – Appreciation of strategic modelling and features of detailed traffic modelling including networks of junctions and microsimulation.
  • Scrutiny of Traffic Signal Proposals – Adequacy of selected scheme, quality of traffic modelling and audit/review of preliminary and detailed design.
  • Implementation and Follow-up Work – Procurement, formal acceptance and commissioning, followed by maintenance hand-over and any remedial work.

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    08 Oct 2019: Introduction to Traffic Signals ...more

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