CDOT Announces New Program Engineer for Region 3

May 3, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - NORTHWEST – The Colorado Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the promotion of Grand Junction Resident Engineer Jason Smith to West Program Engineer in Region 3 (northwest Colorado, 14.5 counties).

In his new position, Smith will oversee CDOT projects in the West Engineering Program Area, which includes the counties of Delta, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, part of Montrose, Rio Blanco and Routt.  Smith began his CDOT career in 2000 in Region 3 as a project engineer for the Craig Engineering Residency, where he oversaw projects on SH 131 and US 40 in and around Steamboat. He also worked as a lead design engineer while in the Craig Residency.

In 2006, he promoted to assistant materials engineer for Region 3 and was responsible for pavement evaluation and selection, as well as structural design for projects throughout the region. Eventually, Smith promoted to resident engineer in Grand Junction in 2009, overseeing projects such as the multi-phased I-70 B safety improvements in Grand Junction.

"Through his varied engineering positions with CDOT, Jason has worked on numerous projects, that have included resurfacing, major bridge and infrastructure reconstruction, emergency project management and a fair share of media relations," said CDOT Region 3 Transportation Director Dave Eller. "He will bring to his new position a wealth of engineering and project management experience."

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