The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission named Keith the director of the state department yesterday.
Keith has been with the Missouri Department of Transportation for more than 25 years, serving the last nine as the Chief Engineer. He also served as the district engineer for MoDOT’s northwest district in St. Joseph.
The new MoDOT director has been recognized for his innovative efforts implementing “practical design”, allowing MoDOT to meet needs while saving money to put toward more transportation improvements. Practical design has saved Missouri taxpayers more than $1 billion and has been adopted in numerous other states.
Keith has been the interim director of MoDOT since April.