Gewalt Hamilton Associates Appoints Matthew Turk, P.E., as Director of Transportation Services

Vernon Hills, Ill – Gewalt Hamilton Associates Inc. (GHA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Turk, P.E., as the company’s new Director of Transportation Services. Turk’s diverse background in various transportation fields brings a wealth of experience and expertise to GHA, further enhancing the firm’s capabilities in infrastructure development.

Commenting on Turk’s appointment, Gewalt Hamilton Associates President Todd Gordon said, “We are thrilled to welcome Matt Turk to our team as the Director of Transportation Services. His dedicated track record in transportation engineering and his proven ability to lead complex projects make him the ideal candidate for this crucial role. We look forward to working together and achieving new milestones in transportation infrastructure under his leadership.”

Throughout his career, Turk has passionately excelled in numerous aspects of transportation engineering, including Phase I conceptual engineering and planning, Phase II final design engineering, and Design-Build proposal phase engineering. His comprehensive skillset and proficiency in these areas make him an invaluable asset to GHA and its clients.

With more than 15 years of project experience, Turk has been involved in several high-profile projects across various disciplines, successfully leading their implementation and delivery. Notably, he played a pivotal role in spearheading multiple projects within the Central Tri-State Corridor Program, including crossroad bridge improvements, interim improvements to facilitate traffic staging during construction, and a pedestrian underpass within the Village of Western Springs. Turk’s expertise was also instrumental in delivering roadway improvements such as the US Route 30 at IL Route 50 traffic signal modernization project for the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Arlington Heights Road Reconstruction project for Lake County Division of Transportation.

Additionally, Turk has leveraged his rail design and transit planning experience to deliver projects for Metra and CDOT, including a Metra bridge replacement near the Northbrook Station and Chicago Union Station Master Planning for CDOT.

As the Director of Transportation Services, Turk will oversee and guide the strategic direction of GHA’s transportation projects, ensuring the delivery of innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of clients and communities alike with integrity. His extensive knowledge and leadership acumen will enable GHA to continue its commitment to excellence and client satisfaction, while providing a personal approach to civil engineering.

Turk expressed his enthusiasm for joining GHA, stating, “I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of Gewalt Hamilton Associates, a renowned firm known for its dedication to delivering exceptional transportation solutions. I look forward to leveraging my expertise and passion for innovation to collaborate with the talented team at GHA to provide outstanding service to our clients and implement impactful transportation infrastructure improvements within their communities.”

Gewalt Hamilton Associates Inc. (GHA) is a Professional Engineering and Land Surveying firm licensed and registered in the State of Illinois. For more than 40 years, GHA has been providing civil engineering and related services to municipal governments, townships, county and state agencies, school districts, park districts, colleges and universities, and private organizations.

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