Larry L. Upole, Jr., P.E. (Sonny)


Larry has over 30 years experience in Bridge Maintenance with the majority of that experience working with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Larry has been responsible for developing programs for the maintenance, operation, preservation, inventory, repair, and replacement of all structure and culverts on the State Highway System, responsible for the management of the overall administration of Bridge Programs in his NCDOT Division. He has managed all aspects of the Bridge Program to include personnel, budget, equipment, and materials, as well as serving as a consultant to other units and branches. Some of Larry’s other responsibilities include establishing and directing bridge maintenance force account programs, manage funds and inventory of materials and supplies, recommend equipment and personnel complement for each crew. Has handled Contract Administration of POC, SBE Contracts, obtained USACOE, DEM, NCDENR, US Fish and Wildlife, SHPO, etc., permits for various projects. Larry has checked hydraulic adequacy of existing and proposed pipe replacement projects. Larry has extensive experience in public involvement and coordination with Local, State and Federal Agencies.


Civil Engineering

  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC


  • Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC


  • North Carolina Licensed Professional Engineer #20245
  • North Carolina Licensed General Contractor #60181
  • Erosion Control Certification Level II
  • Erosion Control Certification Level III
  • NCDOT Concrete Field Tech #PCT-4895
  • NCDOT Coatings Inspector Level I #BCC-4895
  • Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges #NHI-130055
  • NCDOT Welding Inspector #SWI-4895