VDOT names new Hampton Roads district engineer

Hampton RoadsFollowing a nationwide search, Virginia Department of Transportation Commissioner Stephen C. Brich announces that Christopher G. Hall has been selected as the new Hampton Roads District Engineer.

“Chris brings extensive leadership, strategic planning, technical expertise, project and resource management skills and experience, all vital to this critical role,” said Brich. “The Hampton Roads region is one with many unique transportation opportunities, all of which Chris is equipped to manage.”

Hall will oversee roadway construction, maintenance and operations for nearly 10,000 lane miles in VDOT’s Hampton Roads District, which includes the counties of Accomack, Greensville, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton, Surry, Sussex and York.

A licensed professional engineer in Virginia and Ohio, Hall has nearly 30 years of experience in leadership roles with the United States Army and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Hall recently served as the USACE District Commander for the St. Louis District, overseeing the maintenance and operations of strategic inland and navigation and water control infrastructure worth approximately $15 billion, as well as leading the execution of a $300 million construction program.

“As a resident of this region, I am looking forward to serving the community and representing VDOT in this role,” said Hall. “I plan to continue the momentum forward that the Hampton Roads region has taken over the past few years in transportation.”

Hall earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, a master’s degree in civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.

Hall joins VDOT on April 18 following Jim Utterback’s selection as project director for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion Project.

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