New Public Works & Transportation Department Director Announced
By Office of Communication
Posted on December 19, 2011, December 19, 2011

The City of Arlington announces a new director of the Public Works and Transportation Department. Keith Melton, who has been serving as Interim Director of the department since July 1, 2011, has more than 27 years of public works experience.

Melton began his career with the City of Arlington in 1984. Over the last twenty-seven years in the Public Works and Transportation Department he has held the positions of Civil Engineer, Design Team Leader, Design Operations Manager, and Assistant Director.

"I am very honored to work in a great city," said Melton. "I look forward to working with the citizens of Arlington and continuing to play a key role in developing Arlington's future."

Melton has been involved in many City projects including the completion of Green Oaks Boulevard, development of the first design criteria manual, implementation of the first Traffic Management Center, development of Special Event Traffic Management Plans for the entertainment district area, and numerous other capital improvement projects throughout the City.

"Keith is a long tenured employee and a seasoned member of our executive team," said Interim City Manager Bob Byrd. "He has continually demonstrated his professional abilities within our organization over the last quarter of a century."

Melton is a University of Texas at Arlington graduate, earning his degree in Civil Engineering in 1983. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and is a member of the American Public Works Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Melton received the Public Works Leader of the Year award from the Texas Public Works Association in 2011

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