Revamping a rural Florida coastal highway

If you’ve ever driven across Florida’s Panhandle, there’s a good chance you’ve traveled on U.S. 98, which is Florida’s longest numbered route, an important east-west connector within the state and a designated hurricane evacuation route. Part of U.S. 98 includes State Road (SR) 30 in northwest Florida’s Wakulla County. SR 30 is a coastal highway that connects area residents, communities and visitors to the region’s businesses, parks, coastal areas and beaches.

Hanson worked with the Florida Department of Transportation’s District 3 to resurface, restore and rehabilitate a 6-mile section of U.S. 98 State Road (SR) 30 from the St. Marks River to the Jefferson County line in Wakulla County, Florida.

SR 30 sees a high percentage of truck traffic; over time, the heavy, consistent volume of trucks caused some severe ruts to occur on SR 30. The road was also settling in spots, developing potholes over deteriorating cross-drain pipes.

SR 30 is in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) District 3. FDOT determined that a 6-mile section of SR 30 from the St. Marks River to the Jefferson County line needed repairs, including resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation. The project scope encompassed travel lanes, truck pull-offs, paved shoulders and drainage. FDOT needed a comprehensive solution, and Hanson approached the challenge from all angles.

Partnering with FDOT’s District 3, Hanson provided transportation engineering, including highway design, traffic operations and structural engineering, to rehabilitate and restore SR 30. To keep motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists safe, the team improved safety elements, such as upgrading guardrails, correcting cross slope and providing audible and vibratory treatments, such as standard thermoplastic markings with ground-in rumble strips to provide lane departure warnings.

Drains, detours and design

One of FDOT’s highest priorities included replacing the weakening cross drains at three locations where the large concrete pipes had separated at the joints and caused seepage, siltation and roadway failures.

Replacing large concrete cross drains at three locations along SR 30 was a high priority during this roadway rehabilitation project.

This wasn’t a small effort. It involved significant underground construction alongside and underneath the roadway. Construction crews replaced five 36-inch-diameter reinforced concrete pipes and three 48-inch-diameter reinforced concrete pipes. The team also checked all drainage structures for erosion, function, scour, sediment accumulation and structural integrity.

During construction, maintaining two-way traffic through the work zone at all times was a critical component. The project team produced a temporary traffic control plan that involved constructing special detours to shift both lanes of traffic in phases. The on-site detours included temporary sheet-pile walls and allowed the cross drains to be replaced and the existing roadway to be reconstructed.               

Hanson used a phased approach to maintain traffic in the work zone during construction.

Because the project was in a sensitive environmental area that included wetlands and karst regions, coordinating environmental aspects was critical to completing the project and protecting the natural area. Karst regions are often characterized by limestone or dissolving rock, which may include sinkholes, underground streams and caverns.

“Construction projects in this area must follow criteria to avoid impacting existing karst areas and prevent sinkholes from forming in the project area. Because we’ve worked in this area on similar projects, our familiarity and experience helped us collaborate with local permitting agencies to meet the environmental permitting requirements,” said Brian Lemieux, P.E., a vice president, senior project manager and regional manager who works at Hanson’s Bonifay, Florida, office. Brian served as the project manager, leading Hanson’s efforts on the project. 

Hanson also submitted permits for impacts to wetlands to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

“It was great to work on a project that was so important to the safety of people using this route. Working together with FDOT’s District 3, our efforts helped make SR 30 more durable and safer for those traveling through this corridor while protecting the beautiful, natural environment in Wakulla County,” Lemieux said.

For more information about this project or how Hanson can help you with your next roadway project, contact Brian Lemieux, P.E., at

Lwambagaza, Muñoz earn P.E. licenses

Lina Lwambagaza, P.E., a transportation/traffic engineer in Jacksonville, Florida, and Carlos Muñoz, P.E., a roadway engineer in Lisle, Illinois, have earned professional engineer licenses.

Lina, who joined the company in 2018, earned her license in Florida. She received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Ardhi University in Tanzania and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of North Florida. Carlos, who is licensed in Illinois, joined Hanson in 2014 and has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Underbrink named Engineer of the Year by TSPE

David Underbrink, P.E., a vice president and senior project manager in Corpus Christi, Texas, has been recognized by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) with its Engineer of the Year Award.

David has served as president of TSPE for the past year. He also is a director of TSPE’s Nueces Chapter, from which he received its Young Engineer of the Year Award in 1989, President’s Award in 2001 and Engineer of the Year Award in 2018.

The award is the highest honor given to a member of TSPE and is based on engineering achievements; professional and technical society activities; and civic, humanitarian and social activities. All TSPE award honorees were recognized June 17 during the organization’s conference and annual meeting in Frisco, Texas.

Hanson partnership helps clients plan, prioritize projects

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” — Theodore Levitt

In Hanson’s new overview video, Chairman and CEO Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E., talks about how important innovation is to the company, its culture and our clients.

“Hanson has made a major commitment to innovation, especially data analytics, and artificial intelligence and robotics,” Satch said.

Sergio “Satch” Pecori, P.E.

Hanson strives to be proactive and future-thinking, providing innovative and inspiring ideas for our clients, projects and communities. One way we are doing this is through a partnership with a Canadian software company — Infrastructure Solutions Inc. (ISI) — that has developed an asset management and capital planning software to help clients with their capital improvement plans now and for future years.

“With this partnership, we can help our clients with a data-driven approach so they can make the best possible infrastructure financial and socio-economic decisions,” Satch explained when Hanson announced the partnership. “Our initial focus will be to serve municipal, county and state agencies that maintain and manage roads, bridges, water, wastewater and stormwater systems and facilities.”

Better data, better decisions

The DOT™ (Decision Optimization Technology) software intuitively manages the complexity of creating strategic asset management plans. It can simultaneously incorporate variables to help clients develop plans based on fluctuating budgets, shifting strategic priorities, socio-economic expectations, risk and safety considerations and cross-departmental initiatives. This U.S.-based partnership, called Decision Optimization Technology–United States (DOT–US), will work directly with clients to meet their infrastructure capital planning needs and provide on-site consulting to expedite client success.

Hanson Assistant Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer Kurt Bialobreski, P.E., PTOE, says the DOT™ software can help clients develop their short- and long-term capital planning projects and budgets and plan essential, cost-effective projects that will benefit their communities and stakeholders.

“With this partnership, we can help our clients with a data-driven approach so they can make the best possible infrastructure financial and socio-economic decisions.”

“This software can help clients prioritize their projects. As we give clients more data and feedback, they can analyze the information and choose what is important to them. Hanson is there to provide the engineering support to bring those projects to fruition,” Kurt said.

In discussing the new partnership, ISI’s president, Neil Roberts, said, “The big challenge in building strong partnerships is to find companies that are philosophically aligned. We are a great fit with Hanson, because we share a common objective to be a trusted partner to our clients, are fully committed to client success and capable of managing technically complex projects.”

To learn more about DOT™ or to request a demo, visit or contact Kurt at

This article first appeared on Hanson’s Elements blog on June 25, 2021.

Living laboratory in central Illinois driving region’s transportation future

Evolving technology and social trends are changing how people and products move. In the automotive industry, both original equipment manufacturers and startups are driving the adoption of connected, autonomous, shared and electric (CASE) mobility trends at rapidly increasing rates. In the future, vehicles of many forms will be more accessible to more people, transportation will be cheaper and more efficient and commuting will be more convenient, with integrated options for multiple modes of transportation for a single trip.

To prepare for this future, Hanson has partnered with Peoria, Illinois-based Distillery Labs, one of 15 Illinois Innovation Network hubs, to create and manage the Central Illinois Living Laboratory. The living laboratory serves as a testing hub for CASE mobility solutions. The objective of the living laboratory is to create a smart technology network within the public right of way that will allow technology companies the opportunity to beta-test products and solutions that will eventually be brought to market.

The impact from CASE solutions will be generated from using a combination of technologies. But right now, mobility products are at different stages of development and need a testing environment. The goal is to build tools into the public infrastructure that create a mobility workshop for inventors to create new companies and currently unimagined jobs.

To align with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity initiative, the living laboratory will involve such focus areas as the movement of people, agriculture and goods and applications for agriculture, construction and logistics. As the plan develops, increasing the footprint beyond the Peoria region will be explored based on market needs. The cities within central Illinois are well-connected, and the living laboratory will explore the transition from urban to suburban to rural. Some CASE technologies have the potential to have the biggest impact in rural settings.

In exchange for access to the living laboratory, the companies will provide the ecosystem host and sponsors with access to data and support of the ecosystem. Ultimately, the living laboratory should provide data that is necessary for research on transportation technologies, improve the transportation options to residents and create technology jobs in central Illinois.

Connectivity, in terms of mobility, will revolutionize how we move and pay for services. With project experience like the Central Illinois Living Laboratory, Hanson’s goal is to help our customers embrace the changes to the built environment that are needed to inform travelers in real time and seamlessly integrate the multimodal user experience into one journey.

To learn more about the Central Illinois Living Laboratory, contact Kurt Bialobreski at or Philip Lockwood at

This article first appeared on Hanson’s Forming the Future blog on May 13, 2021.

Moved to design: Meet Hanson’s Isaiah Cano

As a high school student, Isaiah Cano took an introduction to engineering class that set him on a path to pursue engineering as a career. He chose civil engineering as his major in college and graduated from Texas A&M University – Kingsville in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.

Before graduating, Isaiah completed an internship at Hanson, working for the infrastructure market at the company’s Corpus Christi, Texas, office. This was another step on his path to becoming an engineer. When asked what he hoped to achieve during his internship, Isaiah said, “I hope to gain knowledge in the field and get some hands-on experience working with professional engineers.”

His internship yielded valuable work experience and a full-time employment offer from Hanson. Today, he works as a roadway designer at the Corpus Christi office, assisting with a variety of design work for roadways and drainage systems.

Here, Isaiah talks more about his career and what drives him at work and in life.

What led me to pursue this career?

I took an introduction to engineering class in high school, and that’s what really piqued my interest in the field of engineering. And it made me want to pursue it even further.

What I do on a typical day on the job:

Most of the time, I am in the office doing geometric design for roads. I also help with drafting on roadway projects. I also have done a few drainage analyses for some projects, with the help of others.

My favorite part of my job:

By far, the favorite part about my job is being able to work with others in the same field. And even better is getting the opportunity to learn from others and using that to grow in my career path.

Isaiah Cano

Notable projects I have worked on:

The South Staples Street reconstruction from Baldwin Boulevard to Kostoryz Road in Corpus Christi. Hanson was the prime consultant on this roadway reconstruction project for the city of Corpus Christi. The project involved drainage, public development and environment study documentation, public involvement, roadway support and utility coordination.

What I like to do when I’m not working:

I love to collect sports trading cards, whether it’s football, basketball or baseball.

Saenz, Stranahan join Hanson

Welcome to two engineers who recently joined Hanson.

Edward Saenz, P.E., a civil engineer, works at Hanson’s Corpus Christi, Texas, office. He focuses on the civil site sector, including site development, roadway rehabilitation and drainage studies and design.

Before joining Hanson, Edward was a transportation engineer for an international, multidiscipline firm in Corpus Christi. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University – Kingsville and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas.

“I am excited to be able to have an opportunity to grow within a different industry and to build my relationships locally. Being part of a team that is working toward the growth of Corpus Christi and the surrounding area is exciting to me, because this is the area where I grew up and plan to live,” Edward said.

Edward may be reached at

Carey Stranahan, P.E., a project manager, joined Hanson’s Indianapolis office. He manages local and state infrastructure projects in Indiana.

Prior to joining Hanson, Carey was the civil engineer for the city of Kokomo, Indiana, and performed other duties in the engineering department, for 20 years. He was a combat engineer for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for six years; he worked on construction projects in the United States, Korea, El Salvador and Jamaica and received a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University and is a licensed professional engineer in Indiana. In 2015, Carey received the Ivan H. Brinegar Municipal Management Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.

Carey may be reached at

Forward thinking: How transportation research, advancements and insights will impact our roads

Hanson employees present at the 2021 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting

By David McDonald Jr., P.E., PTOE, Ph.D.

I have attended the TRB’s annual meetings since I was a graduate student in 1998, but this year marked the first virtual annual meeting for TRB and me.

The pandemic has not slowed down the advancement of technology. Transportation research has continued. Thousands of researchers, engineers, scientists, planners and designers participated in the 2021 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting in January. Hanson employees contributed to this important conference through sessions, workshops, committee meetings and by leading subcommittees. Hanson staff presented several papers in multiple sessions during the virtual conference.

Senior transportation engineers Bikram Wadhawan, P.E., PTOE, and Kavita Parikh, P.E., PTOE, who work at Hanson’s Jacksonville, Florida, office, presented “Analysis of Complex Weaves in Managed Lanes” during a poster session Jan. 25. They were joined during the presentation by Amy Causseaux from the Florida Department of Transportation and Maria Overton, P.E., CPM, from CTS Engineering Inc.

Session focuses on design and performance

Since 2016, I have been evaluating the impacts highly automated vehicles (AV) will have on our roads, including how these vehicles could influence road design. My paper and presentation for this conference focused on how the AVs may perceive and react faster than a human driver and how they may be able to establish precise vehicle operational characteristics, such as speed or acceleration and deceleration rates. Using these vehicle advancements, several important design parameters were examined that depend on these abilities. If we were to design for a fully automated vehicle, the following impacts were described:

  • Ramp terminals with acceleration lanes and ramp deceleration lanes could be much shorter in length, saving on pavement and land-related costs.
  • Crest vertical curves may switch from sight line control to passenger comfort control. However, if sight lines were still to be a controlling feature, sharper curves would be a possibility, because stopping sight-distance requirements would be much less for an AV over a human-driven vehicle.
  • At-grade rail crossing design with AVs would impact sight triangle requirements and eliminate much of the current corner clear area requirements. The crossing road guidance to cross perpendicular to the tracks would not be as critical.

From this research, intersection sight distances are likely to be affected by AVs as well, because of the similarity of sight triangle requirements explored with at-grade rail design.

During my second presentation and poster session, “How Autonomous Vehicles May Influence Vertical Curves, At-Grade Railroad Crossings and Ramp Terminals,” I shared my ongoing research on how automated vehicles (AV) might perform better than human drivers and how roadway designs will need to change to accommodate these AVs.

Exploring lessons learned in roadway design

The spotlight theme for TRB’s 100th annual meeting was “Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life.” TRB also found ways to explore some of the important findings from its first 100 years.

That theme fit well with the second paper I presented on lessons learned over my 30 years of working in the transportation industry. During a lectern and poster session, I highlighted some of these lessons learned, with the hope that the next generation of roadway engineers and designers will benefit and pick up a nugget of knowledge or two they can use. Highlights included understanding the design assignment, maintaining clear communications, providing the expected deliverable, thinking ahead, preparing documentation (design and review) and exploring lessons learned related to roadway plans, profiles, sections and earthwork.

I presented my technical paper, “Lessons Learned in Roadway Design: A Few Nuggets of Knowledge,” at the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) virtual 2021 Annual Meeting Jan. 29. The full presentation is available on Hanson’s YouTube channel.

Both papers and presentations have been selected for presentation to the European engineering community in summer 2022 as part of the 6th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design, featuring the 6th Urban Street Symposium, in Amsterdam.

David McDonald Jr., P.E., PTOE, Ph.D., is a vice president, roadway discipline manager and chief roadway engineer at Hanson. He has been with the company since 2002. Contact him at

Moved to design: Meet Hanson’s Matthew Dawson, P.E., PTOE

Matthew Dawson, P.E., PTOE, is Hanson’s transportation practice lead, managing roadway, traffic, railway and logistics disciplines from Hanson’s Peoria, Illinois, office. He also serves as a project engineer on a range of transportation projects and provides quality assurance reviews of technical documents and plans for projects across the country.

Matthew Dawson, P.E., PTOE

During his 20-year career, he has worked on the reconstruction of interstates and roadways, bridge replacements, studies and designs of multimodal corridors and provided support services for Class I railroad projects nationwide.

Matthew serves on the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Performance Effects of Geometric Design, for which he is the co-chair of the Contextual and Multimodal Design Subcommittee. He also helps with peer reviews of research papers and is a frequent member of the Best Paper and Best Graduate Poster committees. He 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 Advisor for Zone III in 2001. He is the membership chair for ASCE’s Illinois Valley Branch and is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Matthew 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, Idaho and Missouri and a certified professional traffic operations engineer (PTOE).

“What I still enjoy most about being an engineer is seeing the projects that we have worked on be built and put into service.”

— Matthew Dawson, P.E., PTOE

Here, Matthew talks more about his career and what drives him at work and in life.

What led me to pursue this career?

Growing up, I would spend my days playing in the sandbox building roads and using Legos to construct buildings and vehicles of all types. Originally, I wanted to be an architect and took several classes in high school on AutoCAD and basic architectural design. When discussing my future career aspirations with my guidance counselor, he steered me away from architecture, claiming that I could not make a reasonable living in that profession, and I turned to engineering. That may have been the best piece of likely inaccurate advice that he bestowed upon me during high school, since it led me to the best possible career choice I could have made.

Hanson’s Hannah Engel, left, a civil airport designer, former intern and Bradley University graduate, and Matthew represented Hanson at a job fair at Bradley in Peoria in 2019.

What I do on a typical day on the job:

This can vary widely from day to day. Most days are a combination of managing Hanson’s transportation practice and designing projects for various clients. Together with Hanson’s discipline managers, we work to balance staffing needs and address challenges across our various offices. On the technical side, I am typically leading multiple ongoing roadway projects in Illinois and Missouri. In addition to those projects, I often provide design and plan set reviews for projects big and small.

My favorite part of my job:

Solving problems! That can be technical challenges on a project and meeting a deadline or helping to manage staff within Hanson’s transportation practice. There is never a dull or ordinary day in this job. Considering all of that, what I still enjoy most about being an engineer is seeing the projects that we have worked on be built and put into service.

The biggest challenge I have faced on the job:

The easy answer is the rapid and now sustained adjustments that we all have had to make for COVID-19. We have done a great job adjusting to, and balancing, the changes required to work from home, and in many cases, acting as our children’s teachers. Thinking beyond the current circumstances, it is always tough when friends and colleagues choose to leave and pursue new opportunities. It is a fact of most businesses that staff will change over time, but that doesn’t make it easy to part ways with those whom you have helped train and come to depend on.

Matthew shows Peoria area eighth-grade students how to construct hoop gliders during the first Greater Peoria CareerSpark event in Peoria in 2017.

Notable projects I have worked on:

I have been lucky to work on a wide variety of project types and sizes over the last 20 years. I spent the first three years of my career at Hanson redesigning Interstate 74 through downtown Peoria, followed by a year and half on the south Tri-State Tollway (I-294) near Chicago. These were great learning experiences that helped me build relationships with team members in numerous offices. Since those first big jobs, I have worked on several Complete Streets projects in Illinois, which involved designing safe, accessible streets to improve mobility for all users. The Washington Street and Warehouse District projects in Peoria and the Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project in Champaign and Urbana have been particularly rewarding. Working for the Missouri Department of Transportation and helping Hanson’s railway market with projects in various states has also been a fascinating experience as we work to unravel how each new jurisdiction likes their designs to be prepared at least a little bit differently than their neighbors.

What I like to do when I’m not working:

We have three sons, from ages 3 to 12, who keep my wife and I busy. When I can, I like to do woodworking. In our previous home, I spent a lot of time gutting and remodeling various rooms, but when we moved a few years ago to a newer home, there was not a need for that. Instead, I am now more focused on building projects for the kids and our yard, such as their sand box, a self-watering garden and floating shelves for my oldest son’s Star Wars Lego collection. Recently, I have been trying my hand at building cabinets. When global conditions allow, I love to watch the Chicago Cubs and Bradley’s basketball team play!

Downtown dilemma: One-way pair will ease traffic congestion and protect historic properties

By Clint Smith, P.E., CFM

The slogan welcoming travelers into the city of Newberry, Florida, is “Enhancing the future while embracing the past.” That principle was put to good use recently on a study to improve traffic flow and multimodal safety on a main thoroughfare through the city while protecting the historic downtown.

Newberry is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The city had an estimated 6,200 residents in 2019, according to the U.S. Census, a 24 percent increase since 2010. Newberry sits just 20 miles west of Gainesville, the largest city in north central Florida and the home of the University of Florida.

The expected population growth will continue to clog State Road 26 entering downtown Newberry, Florida. A proposed one-way pair configuration, developed during an extensive project development and environment study, will alleviate these concerns and open doors to future commercial development in the area while protecting Newberry’s historical district.

The influx of new residents has brought many positive things to the former phosphate mining town; however, expansion also can bring challenges. One such obstacle was congested traffic on State Road 26 entering downtown. SR 26 serves as the main access route from Newberry and counties west of Gainesville, the region’s major employment center. The traffic jams have hindered economic growth and caused safety and quality-of-life concerns for city leaders and residents.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 2 began studying options to increase capacity on this 4-mile stretch in 2007. An initial idea to create a bypass around the downtown did not garner support. In 2014, FDOT hired Hanson to conduct a project development and environment (PD&E) study to explore options other than a bypass. The preferred alternative generated from the study was a one-way pair roadway system into downtown using existing roadway corridors to minimize impacts. The idea received public support and endorsement in 2019, and FDOT hired Hanson last summer to produce the final design.

The one-way pair for SR 26 leading into downtown Newberry will greatly improve transportation while providing safety and improved quality of life for residents. The approximately 4-mile-long project will ease traffic congestion while providing enhanced safety measures, protecting the city’s historical district and existing land use.

Project paves way for improved traffic flow and safety measures

The project will convert SR 26/West Newberry Road and Northwest First Avenue from two-way, two-lane roadways into a one-way pair system, with two lanes in each direction. The design incorporates context-sensitive solutions features: the complete streets concept will increase roadway capacity while incorporating safety and traffic-calming measures, such as sidewalks, bicycle lanes, on-street parking and a roundabout.

The one-way pair provided the most feasible option to improve traffic flow, provide economic growth opportunities and minimize negative impacts to downtown and the environment without using conventional widening or a bypass. Newberry’s historic district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 and contains nearly 50 historic buildings, and protecting these landmarks was imperative.

The pictures on these display boards show a portion of the 3D roadway model overlaying existing conditions to demonstrate how the one-way pair harmonizes with the Newberry historic district without major negative impacts.

While the one-way pair concept is not new to Florida, some Newberry residents were unfamiliar and initially skeptical. Hanson worked alongside FDOT staff to educate and engage the public about one-way pairs before moving forward. The effort included a 3D-animated drive-through video to demonstrate realistic views of the travel lanes, pedestrian walkways and bicycle lanes and using case studies on successful one-way pairs in other areas.

It will be awhile before residents and commuters can reap the benefits, with design and construction still a few years away. Even so, FDOT leaders and the community are excited about the prospects of the revamped roadway. The study earned an Honor Award this month from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida in its 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.

This screen capture is from a 3D, fly-through rendering video used during public involvement efforts. The roundabout at the intersection of SR 26/CR 337 (Northwest 266th Street) will enhance safety and serve as a smooth transition to the one-way pair configuration. The video was instrumental in gaining public support by showing a realistic illustration to residents and business owners.

“The project is indicative of the types of positive transportation improvements FDOT District 2 strives for in our communities, using partnerships with affected parties and well-researched studies to benefit numerous stakeholders and provide the best value to our constituents,” said Robert “Larry” Parks, P.E., the district’s director of transportation development.

Clint Smith, P.E., CFM, is Hanson’s Florida infrastructure disciplines manager and works in the company’s Jacksonville, Florida, office. For more information about this project or ideas on Florida transportation projects, contact Clint at Also, visit Hanson’s project portfolio to see this and other projects.