Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Little Rock, Arkansas

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (ASHTD) is a government department in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its mission is to provide a safe, efficient, aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sound intermodal transportation system for the user. It manages the state highway system and is actively involved with public transportation systems within the state such as with aid to individual county road systems. Its headquarters are in Little Rock.

2017 SUMMER INTERNS

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Christopher Benton

Major: Civil Engineering

Christopher is currently a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working his third summer in the Resident Engineer Office in El Dorado.  He is working alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with an overlay project — staking the project for stationing and sign installation, taking pay tickets, and producing reports for payment documentation.  He has also inspected activities such as embankment construction, culvert extensions, and the installation/ maintenance of erosion control devices.

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Kevin Weston

Major: Civil Engineering

Kevin Weston is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation. This is Kevin’s third summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Little Rock. He works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of a new interstate on-ramp project including two large retaining walls. The majority of his work involves the inspection of the retaining wall structures, where he created a spreadsheet which showed the percent of plan quantity to be paid as each section of wall or footing was completed.   He has also aided in the surveying of the surface behind the retaining wall.

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LaCarie Jordan

Major: Civil Engineering

LaCarie is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in West Memphis. She is working alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt and pipe culvert operations

Natalie Scaggs

Major: Civil Engineering

Natalie Scaggs is currently employed as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation. She is working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Bentonville. She works alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects. Typical assignments include surveying, sampling and testing of materials, and inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, and concrete operations.

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Nicholas Meachum

Major: Civil Engineering

Nicholas Meachum is currently working as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation at the Resident Engineer Office in Wynne.  He has been assisting with the daily inspection and documentation of roadway and bridge construction projects.  He has been directly involved with the layout of construction projects, bridge substructure construction inspection, and force account documentation.

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Paul Tierney

Major: Civil Engineering

Paul is a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation. He is working alongside a fellow intern, construction aides and inspectors at the Resident Engineer Office 62 in Little Rock. The majority of his internship this summer is being spent on the Highway 70 overlay. Typical assignments include inspecting daily operations of roadway construction and documenting pay items.

 

 

Roberto Anaya

Major: Civil Engineering

Roberto is currently a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office in Fayetteville. He is working alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction on one of the largest projects let by the Department. Typical assignments include surveying, inspection  of subgrade, asphalt, concrete for bridges, median barrier walls, and MSE walls

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Samuel Spann

Major: Civil Engineering

Samuel is currently a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, working this summer in the Resident Engineer Office 53 at Batesville.  He is working with field staff helping with the inspection of highway and bridge construction projects.  A few examples of daily activities performed are surveying, measuring items for pay, and asphalt placement inspection (including calculating placement rates).

 

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Tanner Poor

Major: Civil Engineering

Tanner is currently a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, working this summer for the Resident Engineer Office in Harrison.  He is working alongside field engineers and inspectors assisting with the oversight of highway and bridge construction projects.  Typical assignments include surveying, inspection and documentation of subgrade, asphalt, chip and seals, and concrete placements

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Terry Walker

Major: Civil Engineering

Terry Walker is currently working as a Civil Engineering Student Intern for the Arkansas Department of Transportation at the Resident Engineer Office in Wynne.  He has been assisting with the daily inspection and documentation of roadway and bridge construction projects.  He has been directly involved with the layout of construction projects, bridge substructure construction inspection, and force account documentation.