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ASHE SNJ/NCNJ Joint Meeting - NJDOT Capital Program

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Cranbury Inn
21 S Main St
Cranbury, NJ  08512
Affiliate Group Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

Join your fellow highway practitioners at the nextASHEmeeting!


ASHE SNJ/NCNJ Joint Meeting - NJDOTCapitalProgram

CranburyInn, 21SouthMainSt, Cranbury, NJ 08512

September 12, 2019 5:00 PM

Registration closes on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
Register through ASHE NCNJ.


ASHE SNJ and NCNJ Present

NJDOT Capital Program

Registration is through ASHE NCNJ. Flyer available
ASHE SNJ Dinner Sponsorships available through our website or by contacting Chris Gentz at

Presentation Description

The presentation will focus on a general overview of the current state of affairs, as well as a glimpse of the future of the NJDOT Capital Program.

Speaker Bios

Snehal Patel, P.E., PMP
Assistant Commissioner, Capital Program Management and State Transportation Engineer

Snehal Patel was appointed to the position of Assistant Commissioner, Capital Program Management (CPM) in April 2018. He will be a key member of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s senior leadership team and will be charged with managing and delivering an annual Capital Program of $500 plus million in state and federal projects as well as overseeing a work force of up to 1,330 employees in six Divisions within CPM. In this capacity, he will be responsible for enhancing the framework of project delivery; driving innovation through technology, policies and procedures; and developing talent through mentorship, training and informal succession planning. He will continue to collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders such as FHWA, NJAPA, UTCA, ACCNJ, ACEC, and other state and federal agencies. In addition, he will serve as a voting member on the AASHTO Highway subcommittee, and as the State Transportation Engineer of the Department.

Snehal started his professional career with NJDOT in 1987 as an Assistant Engineer in the Roadway Design Squad of Region 1. He has held many supervisory, managerial, and senior executive positions within the Department which showcase his versatility and leadership skills throughout his career. Prior to this appointment, he served as a Director, Division of Construction Services & Materials, and as a Deputy State Transportation Engineer. His accomplishments in that capacity included managing an annual construction program of over $2 Billion which included some of the most complex projects such as the Route 7 Wittpenn Bridge, Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation contracts, Route 35 Restoration, Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge, and Route 295/42/76 Direct Connect contracts while directing a staff of over 500 employees. Prior to that, Snehal’s professional career path included various managerial and senior executive positions such as Regional Construction Engineer, Program Manager, Project Manager, and Executive Manager In various Divisions of the CPM.

Snehal received a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from S.P. University in India, and a Master of Engineering (Civil) from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is certified as a Project Management Professional, and a Public Manager. In 2017, he was named Government Engineer of the year by the American Society of Civil Engineers.


5:00 PM – Social Hour
6:00 PM – Dinner
7:00 PM – Presentation
8:00 PM – Closing Remarks and Upcoming Event Announcements

Cost (Registration closes on Wednesday, September11,2019.)

ASHE Member




Public Employee


ASHE SNJ Dinner Sponsorship


Includes 1 free dinner registration.

ASHE SNJ Gold Dinner Sponsorship


Available only to ASHE SNJ Gold Sponsors. Includes 1 free dinner registration.

ASHE SNJ Platinum Dinner Sponsorship


Available only to ASHE SNJ Platinum Sponsors. Includes 1 free dinner registration.

Students may attend for free by contacting Alex Kluka, ASHE SNJ Membership Committee Chair,

ASHE SNJ would like to thank our sponsors!

For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Chris Gentz