Eliza Paul, P.E. Announced as Next Houston District Engineer

Contact: Danny Perez

Phone: (713) 802-5077

Date: Nov. 15, 2019

HOUSTON – The Texas Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the appointment of Eliza Paul as the next Houston District Engineer.

Paul, a 31-year TxDOT employee, has served as deputy district engineer for the Houston District since 2015. As district engineer, Paul will oversee the planning, designing, building, operation and maintenance of the state transportation system for the six-county Houston District.

“Her success is attributed to her efforts to build and maintain relationships with community stakeholders, contractors and TxDOT staff based on integrity, trust and mutual respect,” said Paul’s predecessor and current TxDOT Director of District Operations, Quincy Allen. “Her contributions throughout her career with TxDOT have been vital to the success of the Houston District.”

Paul has served in various roles during her career with TxDOT. She joined the department in 1988 as an engineering assistant working on multiple projects significant to addressing growth throughout the Houston District. After working as a design engineer, Paul rose to assistant area engineer for construction projects within the core of Houston in 1998. Her accomplishments include providing oversight for portions of the I-10 Katy Freeway reconstruction. The $2.8 billion Katy Reconstruction Program was the largest corridor undertaking in TxDOT history on one of the busiest highways in the state.

Paul also served as Brazoria County Area Engineer and she was elevated to deputy district engineer in 2015. Paul was the recipient of the 2016 Dewitt C. Greer Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the people of the State of Texas by engineers. Also in 2016, Paul was awarded Woman of the Year honors by the Women in Transportation Seminar – Houston.

For more information, contact Danny Perez, TxDOT Public Information Officer, at (713) 802-5077 or by email.


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