ODOT Selects Woolpert for 2-Year Statewide Safety Design Contract


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The firm will provide multidisciplinary services to reduce traffic crashes throughout Ohio.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (June 29, 2020) — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has signed Woolpert to a two-year Statewide Safety Design contract. The firm will provide engineering, traffic, field survey and supportive geospatial services to improve transportation safety on Ohio’s most hazardous roads.

The project will be managed by Woolpert Project Manager and Transportation Engineer Jon Wiley, who has more than 30 years of traffic safety and roadway design experience. Wiley said Woolpert will provide multidisciplinary services to reduce crash frequency and severity at locations throughout the state.

“Every project will be different, from intersections and roundabouts to improved signage and crosswalks, but each will require urgent attention and action,” Wiley said. “We are fortunate to have a powerhouse team of in-house engineering, survey and geospatial experts, supported by subconsultants Mead & Hunt and Burgess & Niple, who will work together to implement effective design practices and safety countermeasures to support these vital state needs.”

ODOT Highway Safety Program Manager Michelle May said this project is part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s strategic investment in transportation safety. The project also reinforces ODOT’s initiative to support local agencies in making safety improvements in their communities. Earlier this spring, ODOT took the unprecedented step of funding 100% of local safety projects, leading to a record number of applications across the state.

This Statewide Safety Design contract is not limited to roadways. With the department’s additional focus on pedestrian safety, projects could include crosswalk improvements such as raised crosswalks, pedestrian hybrid beacons, high-visibility markings and advance signage.

Wiley said he and the firm are honored to support Ohio’s comprehensive efforts to improve safety.

“We appreciate the state’s investment in transportation safety, both professionally and personally,” Wiley said. “Woolpert is headquartered in Dayton and all of us on this project live and work in Ohio. We are proud to help the state and the governor protect Ohio’s most valuable commodity—its people.”

About Woolpert

Woolpert is committed to a vision to become the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, and one of the best companies in the world. It’s a vision we’ve been fine-tuning for decades. It guides our decisions and investments, provides our clients with optimal solutions and offers our employees unrivaled opportunities. Woolpert is recognized as a Great Place to Work by its employees and is America’s fastest-growing AEG firm. With more than a century of experience, close to 1,000 employees and 30 offices, Woolpert supports public, private, federal, and U.S. military clients nationally and around the globe. For more information, visit woolpert.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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