Mike Hobbs

Director of Public Works - Akron
Director of Traffic / Planning

As the Practice Leader of our Traffic Engineering group, Mike prioritizes the safety and efficient flow of our roads. With over 17 years of experience in traffic engineering design and operations, Mike oversees a talented team of professionals who prepare engineering studies, traffic impact studies, interchange justification and modification studies, corridor studies, safety studies, construction plan preparation and maintenance of traffic plans for work zones. He is well-versed in Federal and State requirements for the design, erection, maintenance and removal of traffic control devices and ADA accessibility guidelines. He is prequalified with the Ohio Department of Transportation in all traffic engineering categories.

As the Practice Leader of our Public Works team, Mike coordinates with our Public Works Directors and our clients to align infrastructure needs with funding opportunities, providing our clients with long-term, sustainable solutions for their infrastructure systems. Mike uses his experience with all phases of project development – planning and funding, detailed design and construction – to lead GPD’s talented Public Works team.

Working hand-in-hand with our in-house planning and funding group, Mike has received the green light on over $100 million in funding assistance to help our clients move their safety projects from concept to completion.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Akron and holds the Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) certification.

You can reach Mike at 330.572.2214 or email him at mhobbs@gpdgroup.com.