Dover is DOT’s new deputy commissioner

[private]Mike Dover, a 26-year agency veteran, has been appointed deputy commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation.

He replaces Todd Long, who left DOT for the job of chief operating officer at Fulton County.

Dover has been the administrator of DOT’s Transportation Investment Act (TIA) program, which oversees the highway projects in the state’s three regions that approved the T-SPLOST transportation sales tax in 2012.

“Mike’s leadership skills and his comprehensive experience with Design Build have led to notable successes in the implementation of the TIA program,” DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry said. “I believe this experience will be instrumental in helping us move forward with the new funding from HB 170,” the bill that revised the motor fuel excise tax.

“The passing of Georgia’s transportation funding bill will enable GDOT to tackle the backlog of needed repairs to our roads and bridges; and we are also embarking on significant capital projects like the I-285 and SR 400 interchange reconstruction,” Dover said.

Dover has a civil engineering degree from Southern Polytechnic State University and is a registered professional engineer.

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