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Mar 28
Engineering Seminar Series
Presenter: Pat Hawley, P.E., PTOE, RSP, raSmith
Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wisconsin, hosted the 2017 U.S. Open. The roadways around the golf course were all rural, geometrically deficient roadways, which posed challenges in planning routes for the anticipated 45,000 daily spectators, volunteers, and players. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) partnered with the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Erin Hills Golf Course to develop a transportation plan for the event. Similar challenges were encountered at the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in Del Monte Forest, California.
Pat Hawley of raSmith will present the development of the 2017 U.S. Open transportation plan and the challenges encountered during the planning process as well as several aspects of both the 2017 and 2019 U.S. Opens, including key interactions with multiple public agencies, implementation of the plans, plan adjustments during the events, and lessons learned.
Date: Tuesday, Mar. 28
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Transportation Planning for U.S. Open National Golf Championships starting at Mar. 28, 2023 at 12:00 pm

About the presenter
Pat Hawley is a senior project manager in the traffic engineering group at raSmith. He completed his BS at Marquette University and his MS at Texas A&M University, both in civil engineering. Pat has more than 30 years of transportation project management experience. His areas of expertise include traffic planning, access management, site circulation, traffic impact studies, roundabouts, and parking studies. Pat has managed large multi-disciplined project teams on complex projects. He presents regularly at conferences, publishes transportation articles in national publications, and has taught classes at Marquette University and through the University of Wisconsin system. He holds certifications as a professional engineer (Wisconsin and Illinois), professional traffic operations engineer (PTOE), road safety professional (RSP), WisDOT qualified roundabout designer, and WisDOT certified TIA (traffic impact analysis) preparer. Pat regularly provides expert witness testimony on access, traffic operations and safety issues

About the Engineering Seminar Series
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville spring 2023 Engineering Seminar Series is offered on campus and via zoom. Free and open to the public, these presentations showcase the plan, design, construction, and maintenance of real-world engineering projects and how they change our community. Attendees are eligible for one professional development hour.

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