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During this unprecedented time, ADOT is creating transportation activities for kids. Check back because we are adding new information and activities, often. 


What are Civil Engineers?

Civil engineers design structures using knowledge that kids learn in school in subjects like math, science, English (when they write reports) and computers to help them do their work. At ADOT, civil engineers help cars and other vehicles get from place to place. They design freeways so that traffic jams can be avoided, keeping in mind safety and efficiency. What if a road needs to go over a train track, or over a mountain or through a canyon? Civil engineers can solve this by designing tunnels or bridges to go through, over or even under these obstacles. They also can supervise the construction and maintenance of their designs to make sure everything is going according to plan and the roads are in good condition.