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Road Master Program Optional Course

Basic Plan Reading

This workshop takes participants through the various types of plans used at road departments.  Participants discover how to read and interpret the different types of standard symbols and abbreviations.  This course discusses features and details contained within plans; how to define the types of scales and identify dimensions found on plans.

Dates & Locations


This session is from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Registration begins at 8:00 am.



  • Session One - Introductions and Objectives
  • Session Two - General Concepts - Scale; Group Exercise with Scale; Stationing; Group Exercise with Stationing;Views–plan,profile,&cross-sectional;GroupExercisewithViews; Symbols, Abbreviations
  • Session Three - Layout Sheet Components with Group Exercise
  • Session Four - Typical Sections and Summary of Quantities with Group Exercise Activity – Race to finish word find
  • Lunch
  • Session Five - Plan and Profile Sheets with Group Exercise
  • Session Six - Right of Way and Erosion Control Sheets with Group Exercise
  • Break
  • Session Seven - Pipe Sheets and Cross Sections with Group Exercise
  • Review Activity – Jeopardy
  • Question and Answer, Evaluations
  • Adjourn


Roads Scholar and Road Master Courses:

  • $95 local agency employees
  • $115 all others

NOTE: Payment is required in advance, except employess of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.