New Johnson County Area Engineer Begins Work
JOHNSON COUNTY, TX Paul Spraggins, PE, has been appointed as the Johnson County Area Engineer by Loyl Bussell, PE, Acting District Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Fort Worth District. As Area Engineer, Spraggins will oversee all design, construction and maintenance of the highways in Johnson County. He fills the position left by Randy Bowers, PE, who has been promoted as the district's new South Tarrant County Area Engineer.
"Throughout my career with TxDOT, I have strived to maintain the overall goal of improving the safety of the traveling public," said Spraggins. "Working with our citizens and transportation partners in Johnson County will be critical in addressing congestion around our community, and I am very proud to work with them in this new role."
A 15-year veteran, Spraggins began his career in the TxDOT Dallas District in 2002 as an engineering assistant and then transferred to the Fort Worth District in 2005. In 2006 after becoming a professional engineer, he worked in both districts as a transportation engineer, design team leader, review engineer and project manager. In 2011, Spraggins was named the maintenance engineer for the Fort Worth District and held the position for three years before he moved to Johnson County as the assistant area engineer in 2014.
During his TxDOT career, Spraggins oversaw the construction of the frontage roads for the four segments of the SH 161 President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) eastern extension. As maintenance engineer, Spraggins oversaw the Fort Worth District's contracted maintenance and in-house maintenance budgets, totaling about $220 million per year.