Transportation Engineering

transportation engineering

Thompson’s transportation group provides roadway and bridge designs to a range of clients, mainly state, county, and city transportation departments across the Southeast. Maintaining and building aging infrastructure is a challenge. Budgets are shrinking. The costs of materials are rising. Roadways are over capacity, meaning more motorists are using roads designed for fewer travelers.


We look for efficiencies first as we approach transportation projects, allowing owners to get more for their money. We do this with a multidisciplinary approach that draws on the talents of our in-house resources. Our team includes an extensive design staff of engineers, planners, and drafters with varying experience, from researchers to former contractors to employees with DOT experience.


The projects in our portfolio range from simple to complex. Because each project is different, we apply a creative approach that gives the best value to our clients. That means providing transportation solutions that have efficiency built in at project conception and realized in final construction. Our team has been where you are, so we understand what you need in a partner. You don’t have time to micromanage. We keep your bottom line in our sights at all times so you don’t have to.

Service Specialties

  • Asset Management
  • Bridge Design
  • Culvert Design
  • Cofferdams
  • Construction Administration
  • Design Alternatives / Feasibility Studies
  • Engineering Design
  • Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Design
  • Foundation Evaluation / Design
  • Geotechnical Instrumentation & Research
  • Hydraulic Design
  • Interstate Highways with Complex Interchanges
  • Landslide Mapping, Investigation, & Mitigation
  • Major Multi-lane Roadway Design
  • Parks, Sidewalks, Bikeways
  • Pavement Design
  • Permitting
  • Pile Driving Analysis
  • Pile Foundations & Load Testing
  • Planning & Engineering Documents
  • Roadway Design
  • Surveying
  • Traffic Impact Studies
  • Traffic Signage & Signalization
  • Utilities Design & Coordination
  • Value Engineering
I found the people in Thompson Engineering’s design division to be very knowledgeable and experienced. They were always responsive to needed changes and produced a useable product in a timely fashion.

Steven E. Baswell, Mayor, Ohatchee, Alabama

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