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Local man tapped for area engineer
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Forsyth County News
The state Department of Transportation has named a Cumming man as area engineer for Forsyth, Dawson and Hall counties.

As area engineer, Matt Needham will be responsible for all construction and maintenance activities on more than 300 miles of interstates and state routes in the tri-county area.

Russell McMurry, district engineer with the DOT, said in a statement that Needham was the “right person for this job.”

“Together with his leadership and work ethic, he is an asset to the citizens of Georgia and will work diligently to improve our transportation system,” McMurry said.

A Georgia Tech graduate, Needham began working with DOT in 2002 as part of the Transportation Engineering Associates Training Program.

In March 2004, Needham was promoted to construction project engineer. In 2007, he was named assistant area engineer for construction for Gwinnett and Barrow counties. 

In addition, Needham also served as project engineer on the Interstate 85-Ga. 316 interchange reconstruction and high occupancy vehicle lane extension in Gwinnett County.

He and his wife, Lindsey, live in Cumming.