Totten Named To VDOT Position

Published 11:40 am Tuesday, July 21, 2015

LYNCHBURG — Cumberland resident Dale R. Totten was recently named assistant district administrator for maintenance for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Lynchburg District.

The district serves 10 counties in south central Virginia: Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Nelson, Pittsylvania and Prince Edward.

According to a VDOT press release, Totten will be responsible for overseeing roadside maintenance and emergency response activities on the district’s nearly 15,000 lane miles of state-maintained highways.

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In addition, he will provide leadership to the local structure and bridge and equipment sections. Totten is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He has more than 27 years of progressive engineering experience, including 15 years as a consulting engineer.

Totten’s VDOT career began in 2003 as an assistant resident engineer for land development and permits in the Chesterfield residency. In 2004, he became the resident engineer in Chesterfield serving the counties of Chesterfield and Powhatan. In 2010, he accepted his current position as regional traffic engineer for VDOT’s Central Operations Region.

Totten has been a licensed professional engineer since 1994; he and his wife, Paula, live in Cumberland County.