Improving the Connectivity of Your Community

From interstates and intersections to bridges and bike paths, transportation systems connect us to the people and places we care about most – and this idea drives the work we do at Gresham Smith. Our designs are grounded in safety and efficiency, pushing boundaries toward multi-modal, technology-driven solutions. Finding better ways of moving people and products requires specialized knowledge of policies, thoughtful planning and complex technical work. That’s how we live out our genuine desire to boost the quality of life within the context of each unique community.


We provide creative solutions focused on improving the connectivity of your community through solutions that support the safe and efficient movement of goods, services and people.


“Gresham Smith’s professionalism, engineering expertise and previous Intelligent Transportation System design experience proved to be essential to the project’s success, along with their flexibility, cooperation and close coordination with other stakeholders. The result is a ‘traffic MRI’ instrument that will revolutionize how traffic is measured and will provide new insights into how traffic flow influences individual vehicle behaviors. This will provide safer and more reliable conditions along I-24.”

Lee J. Smith, Director, Traffic Operations Division at TDOT

“Gresham Smith’s professionalism, engineering expertise and previous interstate interchange design experience proved to be essential to the project’s success, along with their flexibility, cooperation and close coordination with other stakeholders. Their work exceeded our expectations, maximizing the project’s social, economic and environmental impact. The result is a timely and safer commute for the nearly 43,000 vehicles that travel this section of I-40 every day, as well as providing gateway entrances to the City of Jackson from the reconstructed interchanges.”

Seth Hendren, TDOT Region 4 Project Development, Tennessee Department of Transportation

“My vision for the Tuscaloosa Regional Traffic Management Center was forming a team of people committed and passionate about the improvement of safety, mobility and commerce.  We continue to look beyond traditional methods and are not content with the status quo. We have cultivated partnerships in the public and private sector, which will help improve our regional transportation system for years to come.  I am very proud of what our team has been able to do and what the future holds.”

Nick Crane, Transportation Systems Management and Operations Manager, ALDOT

“The 28th Avenue Connector is an important and beautifully designed road for our city. The bridge reconnects two vital parts of Nashville, which will accelerate economic activity around that area. With this project, we have set a new standard for how to design and construct a signature street in our city. It has turned out to be one of the most attractive thoroughfares in all of Nashville.”

Karl Dean, Mayor, City of Nashville

“The city is already seeing returns on the parking lot investment. Since opening, we have not had to close roads, rent parking, or provide transportation. We are saving money not only on direct expense but also on manpower to organize and staff auxiliary lots and transit. The parking lot is in the center of the most explosive growth in the city. We are proud to be a catalyst for growth in the Teaster Lane, Jake Thomas Road Boulevard area.”

Earlene Teaster, City Manager, City of Pigeon Forge