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Jim Clark Transportation Engineer

Jim CLark

Jim Clark, right, discusses the I-75 reconstruction project in Allen County with a constituent at a public meeting in Lima.

Jim Clark is a 22-year veteran of District 1's Planning & Engineering Department. Having designed and managed several mega-projects, he is no stranger to public meetings.

"I think public meetings are beneficial to the public and ODOT alike," said Clark. "Not only are they informational to the public, the feedback we get back allows us to remedy unforeseen problems before we go to construction."

Clark and his colleagues are currently meeting with freight carriers, schools and manufacturers to discuss maintenance of traffic for the I-75 reconstruction so they can prepare to reroute deliveries and students.

"We're meeting with anybody and everybody to get the word out," he said.
Clark says the highlights of his career have been the design and project management of the recently completed U.S. Route 24 Fort-to-Port project and the U.S. Route 30 new alignment project in Allen and Crawford counties.

Clark says the highlights of his career have been the design and project management of the recently completed U.S. Route 24 Fort-to-Port project and the U.S. Route 30 new alignment project in Allen and Crawford counties.