VDOT has announced that Dave Covington has been appointed to the newly created position to oversee the implementation of projects associated with the I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan.
Effective September 25, 2019, Dave Covington, P.E., will serve in this integral role, reporting directly to the chief engineer. As the new Interstate 81 program delivery director, Covington will be positioned to provide corridor-long strategy and consistency as I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan projects and initiatives are developed and constructed.
Covington has over 20 years of experience in the transportation industry, with diverse, yet vast expertise in design, maintenance and construction. Most recently, he has served as the Staunton District maintenance engineer.
In design and construction, he has managed complex design-bid-build projects and large-scale design-build contracts, both as a consultant to VDOT and as an employee of VDOT. Recently, he led VDOT’s $250 million Route 29 Solutions program in Charlottesville. Throughout the development and delivery of these major infrastructure projects, he utilized sound risk-management principles to ensure that projects were delivered safely, completed ahead of schedule and under budget, and that Virginia residents and taxpayers received good value for their investments. He is committed to employing the same principles in managing implementation of the $2.2 billion package identified to improve the I-81 corridor.
Covington is a licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech.