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How do roads appear? It is not by magic. A transportation engineer plans them. Yung Koprowski is a transportation engineer. “We make it safer and easier for people to travel,” she told TIME for Kids.

Koprowski runs a company in Arizona. She helps towns plan new transportation systems. She also finds ways to make older systems better.

Transportation engineers have a lot to think about. They plan road signs and markings. They set the timing on traffic signals. They plan bike lanes. They also plan sidewalks.

Math and science skills are needed for this job. So are problem-solving skills. Creativity is important, too. “We do a lot of writing and research,” Koprowski says.