Next Meeting:

Speaker: Denise Lacey, Transportation Systems Planning Branch Manager, MCDOT
Topic: Maricopa County Active Transportation Plan & County Update
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
7:30 am – 8:15 am –
Registration and Breakfast
8:15 am – 9:00 am –
Presenting Program
Cost: $25 for members,
$25 for United Surveyors of AZ
(USofAZ) members,
$30 for non-members & walk-ins
$100 for attendees that become
a new ASHE member
(bring completed
Membership Application).
Cash, check or credit cards
(additional fee for use of credit
card). Receipts provided.
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport
3838 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 306-2323

Note: ASHE is required to pay for all reserved meals. Persons who register and don’t attend will be billed. No cancellations will be accepted after Friday, April 7, 2017. Persons who cancel after this deadline will be billed.

Meeting Sign-up


2016 Membership Status:

Membership Status as of February 2017 – 141.

2016 – 2017 Board Election 

On behalf of the ASHE Phoenix Sonoran Section, please welcome our new 2016 - 2017 Board Members.

Special Thank You to Aerotech Mapping

On Saturday, February 25th ASHE Sonoran Section Sponsor Aerotech Mapping held a golf tournament at Stonecreek Golf Club in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The proceeds from that tournament (inclusive of an additional contribution from Aerotech Mapping) were generously donated to the ASHE Sonoran Section’s Scholarship Fund in an amount of $4,000. Thank you Aerotech Mapping!

2016 Scholarship Program

Two (2) $2,000 scholarships were awarded in July 2016 to Robert Richards (Arizona State University Student) and Bethany Kieffer (Northern Arizona University Student). Congratulations to both winners for exceptional applications, and we thank all of those who participated.

We encourage any students interested in learning more about the annual scholarship to visit the Scholarship page for more information. The 2017 scholarship application will be released Summer 2017.

Upcoming Events

May 2017 – 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Past Events

March 14, 2017Bob Hazlett, Senior Transportation Engineer, Maricopa Association of GovernmentsRegional Freeway & Highway Program – MAG 2016 Rebalancing

Feb. 14, 2017Molly Monserud, City of Phoenix AviationPhoenix Sky Train – Past, Present & Future

Feb. 7, 2017St. Vincent de Paul Volunteer Event

Jan. 10, 2017Seth W. Chalmers, P.E., Traffic Engineering Division Manager – Pima County DOTRoad Safety Engineering Decisions, Issues & Considerations

The Sonoran Bypass February 2017 Newsletter is online. Download a copy from the Newsletters page.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the American Society of Highway Engineers is to provide a forum for members and partners of the highway industry to promote a safe, efficient and sustainable highway system through education, innovation and fellowship.

With the numerous organizations bidding for your time and resources, this is what ASHE can offer you.

Networking with other transportation professionals through monthly Section meetings and other social events.

Opportunities for continuing education and professional development through participation in Section meetins, Regional seminars and the annual National Conference. ASHE is an ICET accredit organization so technical presentations made at ASHE functions and administered in accordance with ICET procedures earn continuing education units (CEUs) that are recognized worldwide. Some presentation topics include:

  • Special or unique projects in our area
  • Discussions about federal, state and local transportation programs and funding
  • Innovations in roadway/bridge design, construction and/or materials
  • Construction and contract law
  • Procurement procedures and DBE requirements
  • Pavement and geometric design issues
  • Drainage, erosion control and other environmental concerns
  • Transportation planning & traffic operations
  • Pedestrian and cyclist accommodations

Community Service through local Section activities such as Adopt-A-Highway, Habitat for Humanity house projects and other charity events.

Promotion of the highway industry through active advertisement and legislative lobbying.

Membership at the Member level no matter what your position is. ASHE recognizes that everyone plays an important role in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of a successful transportation system and we welcome everyone involved in the industry to be a member.