Events / Meetings

Using the Flexibility in Superstreet and Other Innovative Intersection Designs to Gain Public Acceptance

When: Sep 25, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (ET)

Proposals for superstreets and other innovative intersection designs frequently meet strong public resistance. Fortunately, agencies have many potential tweaks at their disposal to make a project more palatable while still gaining the safety and operational benefits of the project. The workshop will review the long list of potential compromises available to superstreet designers.

Learning Objective

Understand the long list of potential compromises available to a superstreet designer to make projects more acceptable to the public.


Joseph E. Hummer, PhD, PE
Joseph E. Hummer, PhD, PE, is the State Traffic Management Engineer with the North Carolina DOT Mobility and Safety Division. He is an authority on alternative intersection and interchange designs. He began researching the designs in 1990, has published numerous articles about them, and has invented several new designs. Joe has Bachelors and Masters degrees from Michigan State and a PhD from Purdue. He spent most of his career as a Professor at North Carolina State before serving as Chair of Civil Engineering at Wayne State. He returned to North Carolina and joined the NCDOT in 2016 to work on the implementation of new ideas.