The Missouri Department of Transportation has a new chief engineer.
Transportation director Dave Nichols has tapped Ed Hassinger for the post. Hassinger was the department's top engineer for the St. Louis region for the last 12 years. He has been with the department for almost 30 years.
Nichols had been MoDOT's chief engineer before he was named its director earlier this year. Nichols replaced Kevin Keith, who resigned for an undisclosed medical reason.
Hassinger is a native of Columbia and holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia.