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Duane Hill selected as district engineer for MnDOT/District 1
DULUTH, Minn. — Duane Hill has been selected to serve as district engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation/District 1, which encompasses eight counties in northeastern Minnesota.
Amr Jabr, Metro District Operations and Maintenance director, served as acting district engineer until February.
“I am excited about the opportunity to serve MnDOT and the citizens of Minnesota in the role as district engineer for District 1,” Hill said. “In this role, I will continue to work to support MnDOT employees in providing a high quality, dependable transportation system for the citizens of Minnesota.”
Hill began his career with MnDOT as a graduate engineer in 1991. Since then, he has served in a number of key positions, including: assistant design engineer, preliminary design engineer, project engineer, bridge engineer and as the Operations assistant district engineer since 2005.
"Duane has the experience and familiarity with northeastern Minnesota that will help him excel as the new District 1 district engineer,” said MnDOT Commissioner Tom Sorel. "In addition to his work in District 1, Duane broadened his skills on a statewide level when he managed a statewide bridge inspection program in 2007 and 2008, and served in a mobility assignment as state bridge engineer in St Paul.”
District 1 maintains 1,600 miles of highway and more than 600 bridges.
Hill has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University.