Jan 29

Safety Countermeasures for Unpaved and Gravel Roads

Event Details

January 29, 2021


This free webinar will begin at 12:00 p.m. (Central Time)


Details to access the Webex webinar will be emailed along with a confirmation after you register.

Event Contact
Keith Knapp
InTrans, Iowa LTAP


A large percentage of roadways in the US are gravel or unpaved. In Iowa, these surface types comprise approximately 62% of all roadway mileage. This webinar will discuss safety strategies and countermeasures used to reduce roadway departure crashes on unpaved and gravel roads. Many of the strategies discussed will be low cost and can be implemented in a short time frame. In other cases, the strategies covered can serve as a reminder of all that can be considered when undertaking other projects (reconstruction, repaving, etc.) in the future.

Speaker Bio

David Veneziano is Safety Circuit Rider with the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at the Institute for Transportation at Iowa State University. Dr. Veneziano earned his Ph.D. in transportation engineering from Iowa State University in 2006. He has over 14 years of experience in various aspects of transportation research, including safety and operational analysis, winter maintenance applications, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and remote sensing. In addition, his experience includes outreach and training activities for safety treatments, roadside safety, work zone flagging and safety, and roadway signing and marking.  He has also led numerous road safety assessment efforts in Iowa over the past 5 years.