“Fifty years ago, former State Highway Engineer Luther DeBerry created the Road Hand Award to serve as the highest tribute to public-spirited individuals who give freely of their time to champion transportation projects throughout the state," said Noel Paramanantham, District Engineer for TxDOT’s nine-county Paris District in Northeast Texas. "He recognized that TxDOT owes a great deal to its many friends and supporters for their efforts to make our highway program the best in the world. Without their support and hard work, TxDOT could not accomplish all that it does."
“TxDOT’s Paris District is very thankful to Mr. Hilton for his efforts to partner with all stakeholders in transportation," Paramanantham added. "Mr. Hilton’s strong work ethic and desire for a safer, efficient transportation system while being a champion to build consensus among all stake holders, has resulted in overall funding of more than $352.7 million in projects being developed statewide for future funding."