Erin Curry

The Benefits of Being an Engineer in a Small Town

Born and raised on a farm outside of Pulaski, Tennessee, I always thought my first order of business after high school would be to move to the city. And I did. I attended Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee and later moved to Nashville and worked there for a couple of years. However, the position was…
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50 Years of Service

One of my favorite things about working at Sain Associates is our commitment to community service. In the 20 years I’ve been with Sain, I’ve never been told “no” when I’ve asked to join a group, serve on a board, or even run for office. Not only have the leadership of Sain never discouraged me…
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Rural Road Safety Awareness Week

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has dedicated the week of July 18 – July 22 to raise awareness for Rural Road Safety. The theme of the week is Taking Action, Saving Lives. I recently attended the retirement party for Alan Wolfe, TDOT Region 2 (Chattanooga) Traffic Engineer, who became a good friend over the years….
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The Story behind Exit 46

Many Southern Middle Tennessee drivers have already traveled through the work zone at Exit 46 on Interstate 65 (I-65) in Maury County. The construction will last approximately three years, but the process started nearly two decades ago. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contracted with Sain Associates in 2002 to begin planning for modification of…
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Get Counted in 2020 Census!

Did you know the census is mandated by the US Constitution in Article 1, Section 2?  The first decennial census was conducted in 1790 and has been conducted every 10 years since.  The purpose of the census is to apportion Congressional Representatives and taxes, by population.  The census counts the population in all 50 states,…
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Interstate Access Requests

Did you know the state departments of transportation oversee all construction and maintenance of our Interstate System, but the federal government maintains oversight to interstate access?  Therefore, any change of access to the Interstate System requires approval by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  I recently attended an FHWA workshop at the Tennessee Department of Transportation…
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“Aren’t you already a Road Safety Professional?”

I have some new initials behind my name.  Erin L. Curry, P.E., R.S.P.  I am now a certified Road Safety Professional (RSP).  (To read what the P.E. means, check out this blog post). Charles Cochran in our Birmingham, AL office also obtained the certification.  A few months ago the Transportation Professional Certification Board (TPCB) announced a new certification…
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