ODOT District 6 Announces New Deputy Director
Worked in Construction, Production and even operated an ODOT snow plow
DELAWARE (Monday, January 24, 2011) Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray has appointed Ferzan M. Ahmed the new Deputy Director of District 6. Ahmed will manage a staff of over 500 employees who design, construct and maintain the system of interstates, state and US routes throughout eight counties in Central Ohio.
District 6 includes Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union Counties.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity serve Ohioans in this capacity under the leadership of Governor John Kasich and ODOT Director Jerry Wray,” said Ferzan M. Ahmed.
Ahmed is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio, who began his career working at ODOT in 1992 as an Engineer in Training. Upon completion of the program, he took a position as a project engineer in the District 6 Construction Department. Ahmed managed several major projects in District 6 as a project engineer in Construction from 1992 – 2006, and as an Area Engineer from 2006 2007.
In 2007, Ahmed was transferred to Production to manage the largest project ever in District 6, the I-70/71 reconfiguration. Construction on the first phase of that mega project, the I-670/71 interchange, is expected to begin later this year. Ahmed also managed preliminary designs on the Interstate 71/State Route 665 Interchange Project in Grove City.
In 2009, he was appointed Acting Production Administrator for District 6. Ahmed also has a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and has operated a snow plow for ODOT.
“I look forward to working with the public to make necessary upgrades to our transportation system that will facilitate freight movement, make highway travel safer, improve highway access for local communities, and create much needed jobs across Central Ohio,” said Ahmed.
Mr. Ahmed graduated from Kansas State University in 1990 with a BS in Electrical Engineering, and received his Professional Engineers license in Civil Engineering.