State Route 306 in Forsyth County, Ga., a busy thoroughfare linking Alpharetta to Gainesville, was named Frank Danchetz Memorial Highway at a dedication ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 22, in Gainesville.
Frank Danchetz, 66, was born in Hungary but spent the majority of his life in Georgia and near Forsyth County. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech, retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation after 34 years and then worked for ARCADIS as vice president and state market sector leader.
“Frank dedicated much of his personal and professional life to improving the lives of those around him,” said Wassim Selman, president at ARCADIS North America. “It’s fitting that Frank be honored with a highway named for him in an area of the state that was dear to him and to his family. Our greatest honor is that Frank chose ARCADIS as his professional home after retiring from GDOT. His legacy lives on in the innovative work he led and in the Intelligent Transportation Systems used to make roads and highways safer in the U.S. and around the world.”