The road work we do gives our people the opportunity to experience first-hand the ways in which America’s roadways connect us to each other…to those things that enable prosperity…and to those hidden natural treasures that bring us joy. We dedicate these Side Trip vignettes to the men and women working in the public and private sector across this beautiful country of ours who have welcomed us into their communities.
Smoky Mountains, NC
PTI Supervisor Norm Sabol and crew member Tom Donegan are friends as well as co-workers. On their time off, they love to go hiking. According to both men, the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina are an ideal spot for a weekend adventure.
Hillsborough County, FL
North of Tampa in the Northeast corner of Hillsborough County is bike-friendly Hillsborough River State Park. PTI’s Senior Supervisor Chuck McNamee saw this park referenced in a field mushroom guide book and decided to make a visit.
Charlotte County, FL – Port Charlotte
According to PTI crew member, Tom Donegan, the beaches at Port Charlotte are an ideal location for after-work summer trekking. He jokingly refers to himself as a proud member of “The Gentlemen’s Adventure Club,” and frequently invites other crew members to join him exploring in their off hours.