Jeff Ely has been appointed assistant chief engineer – Preconstruction of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).
In his new role, Ely will oversee and coordinate the work of MDOT’s Bridge, Roadway Design, Planning, Right of Way and Environmental divisions. All planning and design activities, as well as right of way acquisition and environmental considerations, are handled during the pre-construction phase.
Ely began his career with MDOT in 2002 as an Engineer-In-Training in the Planning Division where he was involved in feasibility studies, roadway inventory and the development of MDOT’s Long-Range Transportation Plan and Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. In 2012, Ely was named director of the division.
A native of Jackson County, Ely graduated from Mississippi State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.
He currently resides in Brandon with his wife, Jamie, and their daughters, Hayden and Carsen.
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