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Chief Engineer

Bill Hale, P.E.Bill Hale, P.E., serves as TxDOT's chief engineer.

In this role, he is responsible for management and control of the Bridge, Construction, Design, Maintenance, Traffic Operations and Right of Way divisions, as well as the Local Government Projects office. He also provides executive oversight for all district operations.

Hale joined TxDOT's Ellis County Area Office in the Dallas District in 1983 and became the area engineer for Southeast Dallas County in Hutchins in 1992. In January 1999, Hale was appointed district engineer for the Abilene District and then later appointed district engineer for the Dallas District in 2003.

After graduating with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1983 from the University of Texas at Arlington, Hale earned his master's degree in civil engineering from the university in 1989.

Contact Hale by phone at (512) 305-9505 or by email.