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Ty Thompson Planning Engineer

Ty ThompsonSix-year veteran Ty Thompson currently works out of the District 5 Newark office. Prior to his current position, Thompson was a District 5 Safety/Traffic Engineer for four years and a metropolitan planning organization planner for one year with Central Office.

"I enjoy the opportunity to work with local agencies, businesses, and citizens on addressing transportation problems/concerns in their area," he said about his job duties. "Helping local stakeholders and customers to tackle problems such as addressing safety concerns, resolving congestion issues, and/or improving access for economic development has been and will continue to be one of the more rewarding aspects of my role at ODOT."

Outside of work, Thompson enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristen; children, Andrew and Emily; playing golf, fishing at Lake Erie, and going to Columbus Blue Jackets' games.