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Karen Schurr

Lecturer
Transportation System Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
330H WHIT
Lincoln, NE 68583-0855
Phone: 402-472-2233
Fax: 402-472-0859
Email: kschurr1@unl.edu
Education
1993 Certified Manager Certificate James Madison University
1981 B.S. Civil Engineering University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1975 B.A. Geography University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Experience

  • Lecturer, Undergraduate Transportation Engineering Courses, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Interstate Design Unit Head, Roadway Design Division, Nebraska Department of Roads
  • Expressway Design Engineer, Roadway Design Division, Nebraska Department of Roads
  • Rural Highway Design Engineer, Roadway Design Division, Nebraska Department of Roads
  • Design Concepts Assistant, Roadway Design Division, Nebraska Department of Roads
  • Photogrammetric Technician, Roadway Design Division, Nebraska Department of Roads
  • Cartographer, Planning Division, Nebraska Department of Roads

Publications
2007 Conditions Warranting Offset Right-Turn Lanes for Improved Intersection Sight Distance
published in NDOR Final Report
2005 Predicted 95th-Percentile Speeds on Curved Alignments Approaching a Stop
published in Journal of the Transportation Research Board Record, Publication Pending, TRB, National Research Council, Washington D.C.
2002 Relationship of Design, Operating and Posted Speed on Horizontal Curves on Rural Two-Lane Highways in Nebraska
published in Journal of the Transportation Research Board Record, No. 1796, TRB, National Research Council, Washington D.C.
2001 Operating Speed Prediction on Crest Vertical Curves of Rural Two-Lane Highways in Nebraska
published in Journal of the Transportation Research Board Record No. 1751, TRB, National Research Council, Washington D.C., pp. 67-75

Projects
NDOR Optimal Design of Workzone Crossovers
Acceleration Ramps Along High Speed Multi-Lane Roadways
NDOR Design Guidelines for Stop-Controlled Intersections along Curved, High-Speed Major Road Alignments
NDOR Conditions Warranting Offset Right-Turn Lanes for Improved Intersection Sight Distance
Multiple Approach Lanes at Stop-Controlled Intersections
Professional Training Geometric Design
Decision Tool for Work Zone Control
Best Practices in Mid-America: Landscape Treatments and Accommodations for Pedestrians and Bicyclists at Single-Lane Roundabouts
Appropriate Design Speed for Horizontal Curves Approaching a Stop
Adequate Length of Deceleration Lanes on Left-Turn Bays of 4-lane Expressways in Nebraska
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Awards
1999,2000,2001 Contributions to Students Recognition by UNL Teaching Council
1998,2001,2003,2005 Civil Engineering Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
1998 Engineering Excellence Award by Eastern Chapter of the Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers for I-80/I-680 Interchange Project, Omaha, NE
1996 Manager of the Year, Roadway Design and Engineering Divisions

Leadership Activities
NCHRP Project Panel on Right-Turn Interactions and Channelized Right-Turns Transportation Research Board