This is information on Paul Degges, TDOT Chief Engineer, who is scheduled to appear at the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Kick Off meeting at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at the Oakwood Clubhouse.
As I noted previously, Mr. Degges is highly respected and has been very responsive to requests for information etc. by the City of Lakeland
I think Lakeland residents will enjoy meeting and hearing Ed Cole, Paul Degges, and Michael Oakes and urge all area residents and businesses to attend.
Paul D. Degges, P.E.
Tennessee Department of Transportation
The mission of TDOT is to plan, implement, maintain and manage an integrated transportation system for the movement of people and products, with emphasis on quality, safety, efficiency and the environment.
As Chief Engineer, Paul Degges oversees the design and implementation of all of TDOT’s engineering projects. Each year TDOT lets several $100 million in projects to contractors. In addition to this responsibility, Paul manages the activities of 10 divisions and 4 regional offices.
Paul received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technological University and is a licensed engineer. Beginning his career with TDOT in 1988, Paul has worked within several disciplines including field construction, roadway design, information systems, hydraulic design and structures. Paul has served in many roles including Assistant Director of Construction, Director of Region 3 (Nashville), and as Transportation Administrator, which supports the Chief Engineer.
With 18 years of experience, Paul is the youngest individual to serve as Chief Engineer for TDOT. Paul and his wife, Saundra, have two children.