MoDOT names director

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has selected Kevin Keith as Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Keith served as the department TMs interim director since April of this year when Pete Rahn stepped down. Keith was the chief engineer of MoDOT for nine years.

MoDOT officials said Keith is nationally recognized for his innovative efforts implementing Practical Design, a no-frills approach allowing MoDOT to satisfy customer needs while saving money to put toward more transportation improvements.

Keith will be introduced as director at the MoDOT Central Office Building in Jefferson City at noon Thursday. Kermit Miller will be there and have the latest.