Session No. 7D

Traffic Engineering

This session will include a discussion of several new activities that have gotten underway over the past year.

Moderator(s): Doug Tomlinson, PennDOT, Highway Safety and Traffic Operations

All-Weather Pavement Markings

  • Justin Smith, Manager — Pavement Markings, Sign Standards and Specifications Unit, PennDOT, Highway Safety and Traffic Operations

HOP Process Enhancements

  • Michael Dzurko, Manager, Highway Occupancy Permit Program, PennDOT, Highway Safety and Traffic Operations

A Legal Perspective

  • Steven Roth, Senior Counsel, PennDOT, Office of Chief Counsel


Justin Smith joined PennDOT in 2011 and has managed Pavement Markings and Signing since 2015. He is a member of the Traffic Control Device Pooled Fund Study as well as the Regulatory/Warning Sign Technical Committee for the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Prior to joining PennDOT, Smith worked for L.R. Kimball for seven years as an Airport Engineer. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Penn State and is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania. 

Mike Dzurko has over 20 years of traffic engineering experience in both the private and public sector, and has been PennDOT’s HOP Program Manager for the past 13 years. Prior to his current role, worked in PennDOT’s Engineering District 8-0 as the HOP Manager, and held positions responsible for reviewing traffic impact studies, traffic signal designs, as well as performing other traffic engineering-related assignments.

Steve Roth has worked for PennDOT’s Office of Chief Counsel for nearly 30 years and is currently a senior attorney. He handles a variety of legal matters, including drafting and reviewing contracts, handling litigation, and advising on public financing and contracting, highway maintenance, and safety. He lives in Palmyra, Lebanon County, with his wife, Amy, and children Anna, Lauren, and Benjamin.

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Dec. 10, 2021

10:00 to 11:15 a.m.




The Transportation Engineering and Safety Conference (TESC) attracts professionals from throughout Pennsylvania, the mid-Atlantic region, and the country. It is an authoritative source of information on pressing issues from some of the foremost experts in transportation today.

Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4710

Phone: 814-865-1891