RECOVERY AND REBUILDING - Transportation Infrastructure

Damage to roads, bridges and tunnels creates devastating post-disaster consequences, particularly impacting recovery efforts.  While transportation infrastructure is designed to meet robust seismic requirements, it is often highly vulnerable to flooding and the long-term effects of climate change.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) now acknowledges these climatic risks, “State and regional transportation agencies across the country are facing extreme weather events that damage roads and bridges and cost large sums to repair, not to mention the cost to the economy from disrupted travel. Extreme weather events - including heat waves, drought, tropical storms, high winds, storm surges and heavy downpours - are becoming more frequent and severe as the climate changes.”  

GZA engineers have designed transportation infrastructure for more than 50 years, and our expertise includes Natural Hazard Mitigation and Resilience services tailored to this industry –both proactively and post-disaster --including:

  • Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
  • Climate Change Assessment
  • Hazard Risk Analysis
  • Natural Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Hydrologic, Hydraulic and Scour Modeling
  • Flood Mitigation Engineering and Design
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Emergency Response Training
  • Mitigation Construction Management
  • Transportation Systems Analysis
  • Damage and Loss Estimation
  • Emergency Relief and Land Program Funding
  • FEMA Grant Support