Sarah Blackburn Named Georgia Roadway Design Department Leader

May 7, 2020

Gresham Smith is proud to announce that Senior Transportation Engineer Sarah Blackburn, P.E., has been promoted to Georgia Roadway Design Department Leader. In her new role, Blackburn will oversee a group of 14 engineers and designers in the department.

Blackburn has over a decade of experience designing roadway projects that connect people and places across the southeast. Her notable projects include improvements to the largest and busiest corridors in the City of Roswell and multiple GDOT project across the state.

“With a focus on safety and efficiency, as well as expertise in the Georgia Department of Transportation’s design policies and design software, Sarah is pushing boundaries towards multi-modal, technology-driven transportation solutions,” said Georgia State Transportation Leader Jody Braswell. “She brings a lot of experience to her new role, and I am excited to see what she does next.”

A two-time winner of ASHE Georgia’s Volunteer of the Year, Blackburn is committed to community service. She previously served as the section’s scholarship chair and currently serves as treasurer, while also organizing volunteer and fundraising opportunities throughout the year. Blackburn has also participated in ACEC Georgia’s Future Leader Program. She is a graduate of Clemson University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Gresham Smith’s transportation professionals deliver comprehensive management, planning, design, environmental, and construction phase services for highway, transit, aviation and rail facilities throughout the Southeast. The staff of engineers, planners and scientists capitalize on the firm’s diverse blend of markets and disciplines to offer a truly integrated and sustainable approach that considers all perspectives and offers practical, forward-thinking solutions.