Floyd Roehrich, Jr. will assume the post of state engineer at the AZ Dept. of Transportation, handling highway development, maintenance and environmental stewardship efforts. He replaces Sam Elters, who recently left ADOT for a position in California.
As state engineer, Roehrich will direct work in ADOT’s nine construction districts. He will oversee the Intermodal Transportation Division, responsible for the construction and maintenance of more than 6,700 miles of highways and 4,000 bridges across the state. ADOT’s Office of Environmental Services is included in this division, which incorporates environmental stewardship with highway planning, operation and maintenance.In most other Western states, the State Engineer title goes to the person responsible for state water rights.