Expert Witness Biography

Jim has thirty-three years of experience in highway engineering and land development design and construction. His design experience includes: roadway, traffic, parking lots, property access, hydrology and hydraulics, and utilities.

Jim has performed design, field engineering and inspection for road, light rail and bridge projects. Most recently, he was responsible for the preparation of Highway Occupancy Permits (HOPs) for submission to PennDOT for land development projects. He performed geometric calculations, designed roadway and stormwater facilities, and developed traffic control and erosion and sedimentation (E&S) plans. He coordinated roadway design with traffic signal design, and prepared right-of-way plans and legal documentation for right-of-way acquisition and HOP permitting.

Jim has specialized expertise in horizontal and vertical roadway geometry; traffic signing and pavement marking; storm drainage design and stormwater management; PennDOT design, specification and construction procedures; and sanitary sewer collection and water distribution systems. His highway designs range from $23,000 local road improvements to $35 million Interstate Highway mainline and interchange design and rehabilitation projects.