AHTD DIRECTOR DAN FLOWERS RECEIVES 2008 BARTLETT AWARD
LITTLE ROCK (11-3)
Dan Flowers, Director of the
S. Bartlett Award is presented annually to an
The award was presented to Flowers for his achievements as a
transportation planner and administrator, and for his efforts in promoting
highway innovation in
Flowers’ distinguished transportation career has spanned
over 40 years and goes back to his days attending college.
He worked as a summer employee for the AHTD for four years in the
Department’s Resident Engineer Office at Batesville.
Following graduation from the
became Director of the agency in 1994. At
age 47, Flowers was the youngest person to serve as Director since the
implementation of the Mack-Blackwell Amendment in 1953.
Flowers’ service as Director many milestones have been reached by the
has seen the designation of two new Interstate routes, Interstates 530 and 540.
the AHTD began a five-year Interstate Rehabilitation Program
that, upon completion, successfully reconstructed nearly sixty percent of
In addition, a program is currently
underway that is reconstructing many of the state’s Arkansas Welcome Centers.
the borders of Arkansas, Flowers brought together transportation officials from
the states of
is a registered professional engineer, a member of the
served a four-year term on the
is active in transportation on the regional and national levels as well.
He is past president of the Southeastern Association of State Highway
& Transportation Officials. He
also has served as President of AASHTO.
2001, the Arkansas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors presented
Flowers with its most prestigious award, the Skill, Integrity and Responsibility
Award (SIR) for his outstanding contributions to the industry.
was honored in 2004 by the
in 2004, Flowers was awarded the American Association of State Highway and
Transportation Officials’ Thomas H. McDonald Memorial Award for professional
achievement in the transportation industry making him only the 18th
2005, he received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the
S. Bartlett, the award’s namesake, was an energetic and innovative promoter of
concrete between the world wars. He
was known as the “