James Stevenson, P.E., serves as director of Maintenance.
A native of El Paso, Texas, Stevenson received his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1994. He joined TxDOT in April 1999 after serving for four years in the U.S. Army and started as a Construction Inspector in the El Paso West Area Office where he worked on several projects. Stevenson moved to the District Design Section in Aug. 2002 and in March 2004, he earned his P.E. license. In Aug. 2005, Stevenson began working in the Maintenance Management Section as the Assistant Maintenance Engineer. He was hired as the District Maintenance Engineer in June 2011.
In April of 2016, Stevenson moved to the Yoakum District as the Director of Operations where he oversaw maintenance and traffic operations for eleven counties in South Texas, including the response to Hurricane Harvey (2017). Stevenson became the Deputy Director of the Maintenance Division in February of 2018, where he assisted in directing and managing all activities of the Maintenance Division including maintenance operations, field engineering, vegetation management and the safety rest areas. On September 1, 2020, Stevenson was named Maintenance Division Director.