Transportation Research Board appoints Dawson to committee


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April 20, 2018

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Transportation Research Board appoints Dawson to committee

PEORIA, Ill. — Matthew Dawson, P.E., PTOE, a senior transportation engineer at Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Peoria office, has been appointed to the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Geometric Design.

Dawson will serve for three years on the committee, which researches roadway geometric design elements that affect users’ safe and efficient operations.

Dawson joined Hanson in 2010 and manages junior-level engineers and technical staff during the design and production of final construction documents. He also provides quality control review of technical documents and plans for projects throughout the Midwest. He has worked on projects including the Interstate 74 reconstruction, Washington Street improvements, 20-block Warehouse District redevelopment and Northmoor Road improvements, all in Peoria; Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) project study and design in Champaign and Urbana; reconstruction of the Halsted Street interchange along the South Tri-State Tollway; and widening and reconstruction of a 22-mile section of Interstate 90 (Jane Addams Memorial Tollway) in Boone, Kane and McHenry counties in Illinois.

Dawson was named the Young Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Central Illinois Section in 2013, a Rising Star in Civil Engineering by Zweig White in 2012, one of InterBusiness Issues’ 40 Leaders Under Forty in 2011 and ASCE’s Outstanding Practitioner Adviser for Zone III in 2001. He serves on the board of directors and is the membership chair for ASCE’s Illinois Valley Branch. He also is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering in 2000 and 2010, respectively, from Bradley University. He is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois and Idaho and a certified professional traffic operations engineer.

Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The Peoria office is located at 7625 N. University St., Suite 200, Peoria, IL 61614. The office may be reached by phone at (309) 691-0902.


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