Kurt Bialobreski, P.E., PTOE, a traffic engineer at Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Peoria, Ill., office, recently was selected as a 2014 Rising Star in Civil Engineering by ZweigWhite’s Civil + Structural Engineer magazine.
Bialobreski and 14 other Rising Stars in civil engineering received
certificates and were highlighted in an article in the April issue of Civil +
Structural Engineer. The magazine also selected 15 Rising Stars in the
structural engineering profession.
This is the third year for Rising Stars, which recognizes 30 engineering
professionals in the U.S. who are 40 years old or younger and who have
demonstrated exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective
teaching or research or public service benefiting the civil and structural
engineering professions, their employers, project owners and society.
Bialobreski was recognized for his contributions to traffic engineering,
including his design of the first High-Intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK)
signal in central Illinois, which combines pedestrian crossings with traffic
signals; and involvement with Illinois’ first multi-lane roundabout on a state
highway, which is in Rockford, Ill.
In 2012, Bialobreski was named Young Engineer of the Year by the American Society
of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Central Illinois Section. He is a member of ASCE,
the American Public Works Association, the Institute of Transportation
Engineers, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association policy
committee for autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-vehicle communication and the
Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee in Pekin, Ill. He has a
bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at
To read about this year’s Rising Stars, visit www.cenews.com/article/9662/2014-rising-stars-in-civil-structural-engineering.
Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering,
planning and allied services. The Peoria regional office is located at 7625 N.
University St., Suite 200, Peoria, IL 61614. The office may be reached by
phone: (309) 691-0902 or fax: (309) 691-1327.