Standards and Special Design
Charles Patterson, P.E.
Standards and Special Design Section Manager
The Standards and Special Design Section is responsible for maintaining and updating the Road and Bridge Standards. In addition, our team provides technical support to Central Office and District staff as well as external customers on improving roadside safety and the use of safety hardware. Our section teaches the Guardrail Installation Training (GRIT) to inspectors and guardrail installers to ensure that the safety hardware systems are installed to best protect the travelling public. Along with our expertise in safety hardware, our section provides special design drainage structures for project specific applications that are beyond the scope of the Standards.
Contact Us with Questions or Comments
Charles W. Patterson, P.E.
Please Contact for Questions on Impact Attenuators, Special Design Drainage Structures, and Working Drawing Reviews.
Please Contact for Questions on Roadway Safety Hardware, Guardrail Installation Training (GRIT), and Special Design
Please Contact for Questions on the Road and Bridge Standards, Design Geometrics, and Plan Review.
Bryant L. Lowery, P.E.
Please Contact for Questions on Guardrail Transitions (Fixed Object / Bridge), Roadway Safety Hardware, and Special Design Drainage Structures.