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Roads & Highways

Drawing on extensive and longstanding experience, our experts plan, design and manage the construction and operations of the highways of tomorrow. WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, provides a full range of services to help transportation agencies meet the financial, technical and contextual challenges of delivering roads and highways that address the economic, social and environmental needs of the communities they serve. 

Our professionals—including world-renowned teams in tunneling and major bridges, as well as transportation planning and traffic management systems—have devised solutions for projects of all scopes, sizes, and levels of complexity. We encourage innovation across disciplines and collaboration with clients and stakeholders to develop outcomes that are as sustainable for tomorrow as they are successful for today. 

We can be involved in every aspect of a highway program including transportation planning, traffic analysis, urban design, environmental impact studies and statements, funding and feasibility analysis, preliminary engineering and final design, construction planning, and public communications and involvement. Our project visualization services assist clients in defining and communicating project goals and winning public approval. 

We have played a leading role on some of the most complex and well-known highway programs of the last half-century, as illustrated in our project portfolio. Today, we apply the lessons of experience and spirit of innovation to create the highways of tomorrow.

Market Leader: Paula Hammond


Paula Hammond is responsible for collaborating with transportation agencies at all levels to advance transportation policy and programs at a national level. She provides strategic advice to clients in a wide variety of areas, and is active in national transportation associations including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), and serves on the International Board of Directors for the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS).

A national figure on transportation issues, Paula joined WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, following a 34-year career with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), serving as secretary of transportation from 2007 to 2013, and as chief of staff in the office of the secretary from 2001 through 2007. She is currently a member of the WTS International board of directors and the ARTBA board of directors.