227-0102 – Design of Highways and Motorways (PSD)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Transport Constructions
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Ivana Mahdalová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
227-0102/01 2006/2007 5
227-0102/02 2015/2016 2020/2021 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Analyze enter data for highway or motorway design. Propose optimal highway or motorway parameters. Design interchanges of highways and motorways. Design traffic signalling and elements of telematic systems. Assess quality traffic level on highways and motorways. Assess design elements of highways and motorways from safeness viewpoint.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Lectures and practices of object are centred on choice questions of highway and motorway designing. Attention is aimed namely on solution of flyover junctions on highway and motorway net and on capacity evaluation. Students make the acquaintance of registering method of highway and motorway net by the help of GIS applications, with using of orientation road signaling and traffic telematic. It is presented software which is used at road designing, that is currently on the institute.

Compulsory literature:

- The Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. The Highways Agency, Department for Transport, United Kingdom, http://www.dft.gov.uk/ha/standards/dmrb/ - Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 2000, ISBN 0-309-06681-6.

Recommended literature:

Design Manual. Washington State Department of Transportation, USA, http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/publications/manuals/m22-01.htm


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.