March 2014

Business Administration  |  CADD Support  |  Hydraulics and Utilities  |  MS-4/Stormwater Management  |  Project Management Office  |  Roadway Design and Special Projects  |  Standards, Special Design, Policy and Quality Assurance  |  Survey and Photogrammetry  |  Traffic Design

The Statewide Location and Design Team is responsible for the planning, development and delivery of quality engineered highway construction plans found in the Department’s Six Year Improvement Program. Our statewide staff is organized into 9 construction districts which are responsible for project management and design as well as a Central Office staff responsible for the development, implementation and training of policies, procedures, technical guidance as well as design and project management.  
Our team of highway engineering professionals includes experts in the fields of roadway geometric design, hydraulics and river mechanics, stormwater management/MS4, survey and photogrammetry, traffic engineering design, landscape architecture, project management, CADD support, safety hardware, engineered standards, policies and procedures, and general business and consultant contract administration.


B. A. 'Bart' Thrasher, P.E.
Division Administrator
State Location and Design Engineer

VDOT - Location & Design Division
1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23219
(804) 786-5869 


Emmett Heltzel, P.E.
Director of Engineering Management Services

Central Office CADD Support, Project Management Office, Survey and Photogrammetry   
(804) 786-0121     
Richard Worssam, P.E.
Assistant State L&D Engineer

Central Office Engineering Policies Standards & Design,
(Fredericksburg, Hampton Roads & Lynchburg Districts)   
(804) 786-2501
Susan Keen, P.E.
Assistant State L&D Engineer

Central Office Hydraulics & Utilities,
Roadway Design and Special Projects,
Traffic Design, (Culpeper & Staunton Districts)
(804) 786-2507  
Terry Knouse, P.E.
Assistant State L&D Engineer

(Bristol, Northern Virginia, Richmond & Salem Districts)    
(804) 371-2792


May - June 2016

Location and Design Program Areas

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