Hills public works superintendent receives state award

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Kevin McCarthy, Farmington Hills Public Works Superintendent, recently received the President’s Award from the Michigan Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), which recognizes his outstanding contribution to the practice of traffic or transportation engineering.

Pictured with Kevin McCarthy (center) are Carissa McQuiston (left) and Hailey Savola (right) (City of Farmington Hills)

Carissa McQuiston, Non-Motorized Safety Engineering Specialist with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Safety Programs Unit and the current President of the Michigan Section of ITE, and Hailey Savola, Transportation Practice Lead with Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. and the current ITE Michigan Award Committee Chair, presented the award during the ITE Technical Session held October 14 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

McCarthy is a licensed professional engineer and has also worked as a Traffic Engineer and Senior Engineer during his 34-year career with the city. McCarthy helped build much of the city’s infrastructure, including traffic signals, roads, bridges, and utilities. He has played an important role in traffic safety and operations, roadway design, and project management.

As DPW Superintendent, McCarthy was instrumental in implementing the use of salt brine and beet juice to help fight snow and ice on City roads.