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.
District 6 Deputy Director, Mitch Blackford
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 three administrative areas; Business and Human Resources, Highway Management and Capital Programs. 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: Breanna Badanes (740) 833-8222
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: Melissa Weaver (740) 833-8206
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
is responsible for the investigation of all work related injuries as well as workers compensation claims. Contact: Jason Upp (740) 833-8043
Highway Management, Shawn Rostorfer - 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.
Capital Programs, Thom Slack - Administrator
Capital Programs oversees the project development project from start to finish. It's responsible for developing and monitoring the district's work program, identifying improvement projects each year based on budget allocations as well as in-house project design and 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. Capital Programs is divided into three major sections: Planning, Engineering and Construction.
District Planning Engineer: Toni Turowski (740) 833-8186
District Design Engineer: Cindy Wengerter (740) 833-8057
Acting District Construction Engineer: Jeff Holbrook (740) 833-8207
Local Programs Contact: Brian Davisdon (740) 833-8397
Real Estate Contact: Tammy Boring (740) 833-8287
District Bridge Engineer: Tim Peddicord (740) 833-8082