Mark Fricke rejoins HNTB as project director in Southern California
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Mark Fricke, PE, has re-joined HNTB Corporation as project director in Southern California. He brings more than 35 years of experience in highway design for major urban corridors and is based in the firm’s growing Santa Ana office. His duties include roadway design management of the firm’s work on the XpressWest high-speed rail project from Victorville, California, to Las Vegas. This project impacts Interstate 15 and requires significant design coordination with Caltrans District 8.
“Mark brings extensive experience with complex client projects throughout Southern California and has in depth understanding of Caltrans and local agency requirements and procedures,” said Wayne Feuerborn, HNTB West Division president. “We are pleased to welcome Mark back to the HNTB team.”
He previously worked at HNTB from 1984 to 2002 on a wide range of transportation projects throughout California.
Fricke has experience as both an engineer and manager on a diverse range of projects. He has a strong track record providing preliminary and final design of roadway and geometric plans for major urban corridor improvements on a fast-track basis.
Most recently, Fricke worked as roadway design manager for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Interstate 5 HOV Improvements in North County and Soundwall Package 11 along State Route 170 and Interstate 405; and as roadway design manager for the Orange County Transportation Authority on the State Route 57 Northbound Widening project. All three projects required extensive design coordination with Caltrans.
Fricke earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering at Metropolitan State University in Denver. He is a registered professional engineer in California.
HNTB is a leading infrastructure solutions firm in the U.S., with roots to the West since beginning work on Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco Bridge in 1914, the firm’s first year of operation, and has since been involved in some of the region’s most high-profile, complex infrastructure programs.
Currently, HNTB is working with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority on the I-10 Corridor Project Phase 1 that provides approximately 10 miles of express lanes along the I-10 in each direction from the Los Angeles County line to the I-15; the I-405 Improvement Project for the Orange County Transportation Authority that will add the 405 Express Lanes, incorporating the existing carpool lanes and a new lane in each direction between SR-73 and I-605, that will provide a faster travel option; and the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project Feasibility Study for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to build a fast, high-capacity transit line between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside through the Sepulveda Pass.
HNTB Corporation is an employee-owned infrastructure solutions firm serving public and private owners and contractors. Celebrating 105 years of service in the United States and California, HNTB continues to grow in size and service offerings to clients from eight office locations in the state that employ approximately 320 full-time California professionals. HNTB understands the life cycle of infrastructure and addresses clients’ most complex technical, financial and operational challenges. Professionals nationwide deliver a full range of infrastructure-related services, including award-winning planning, design, program management and construction management. For more information, visit www.hntb.com, or follow HNTB on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.