GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Bayne Smith, Department of Transportation District Engineer, has named Steve Kelly as a DOT District Traffic Operations Manager for the 21 Northeast Georgia counties.

In his new position, Kelly will take on traffic engineering studies, signal timing studies, safety enhancement reviews, citizen complaint investigations and speed zone/radar ordinance. His new job starts October 1.

"Steve will do an excellent job as Traffic Operations Manager," explained Smith. "Steve's twenty years in the private sector are invaluable to our cooperation with Consultant Engineers. His understanding of that type of work and how to blend it with the Federal and State Engineering Standards is an asset to everyone involved."

Kelly began working for DOT in 2001. He was promoted to Traffic Operations Engineer in 2004, then to District Access Management Supervisor the next year.

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