The Ohio Department of Transportation District 6 is responsible for 4,921 US Route, State Route and Interstate lane miles and 1,557 bridges throughout eight counties in Central Ohio including: Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union Counties.
Administration, Ferzan M. Ahmed, P.E.-District 6 Deputy Director
All Department of Transportation activities within the eight county region of District 6 fall under the guidance of the District Deputy Director. The Deputy Director assists in strategic planning, short and long term goal setting, performance measurement and policy development and deployment on both the statewide and district wide level. The Deputy Director also represents and communicates the activities, views and policies of the department with representatives of local, state and federal agencies, elected officials of local, state and federal governments, consultants, contractors, vendors, the news media and the general public. District 6 is broken down into four administrative areas; Business and Human Resources, Construction, Highway Management and Planning and Engineering. Contact: Theresa Pryor (740) 833-8211
Public Information is responsible for communicating with the general public through various media including the website, social media sites, news releases, media advisories, door-to-door flyer distribution, email blasts and the public information hotline. Contact: Nancy Burton (740) 833-8063
The Business & Human Resource (B&HR) administrative area handles many different responsibilities, tasks, and activities within District 6. The following responsibilities fall under the category of The Business and Human Resource: Personnel, Accounting/Finance, Payroll, Facilities, Information Technology (IT), Safety, and Employee Training.
Personnel is responsible for the entire personnel program for District 6. Their responsibilities include vacancy postings, personnel actions, position descriptions, coordination of employee benefits, the interviewing and selection process and employee training. Contact: Regan Morrison (740) 833-8174
Accounting/Finance's primary responsibility is recording and tracking the budgetary actions of District 6, as well as handling the time sheets and leave information for every employee within the district. Contact: Phil Hacker (740) 833-8218
Facilities duties include the management and maintenance of all District 6 buildings and garages. Contact: Karl Newman (740) 833-8238
Information Technology (IT)
is responsible for all of the technology and communication at District 6 which also includes networking, telecommunications and software development. Contact: Jill Jones (740) 833-8050
Safety is responsible for the investigation of all work related injuries as well as workers compensation claims. Contact:Jason Upp (740) 833-8043
Highway Management, Mitch Blackford - Administrator
The Highway Management Department responsibilities include the maintenance of highways and roads including ice and snow removal. This department has many different parts that it consists of including, Construction, Roadway Services and County Management
Roadway Services is the support group to the Highway Management and includes Special Projects, Traffic and Lighting. Contact: Dan Wise (740) 833-8023
County Management is solely responsible for maintenance of the state highway systems within their specific county. District 6 represents 8 different counties, including, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, and Union.
Construction, Brian Hupp -Administrator
Construction is in charge of contract administration, construction engineering, and inspection of all highway and bridge work done on District 6 roadways. (740) 833-8349
Planning and Engineering, Thom Slack-Administrator
Planning and Engineering develops and monitors the district's work program, identifying improvement projects each year based on budget allocations and is responsible for in-house project design and consultant contract administration. Other duties include surveying, traffic, bridge engineering, project right of way coordination, and utilities disposition and coordination. They also ensure the department is adhering to all environmental regulations and involving the community in transportation decisions.
Local Programs Contact: Steven Sheperd (740) 833-8248
Planning Contact: Tony Turowski (740) 833-8186
Real Estate Contact: Drew Gilmore (740) 833-8039
District Bridge Engineer: Tim Peddicord (740) 833-8082