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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2017
Press Release: 17-1026
Contact: Aurah Landauh, 907-465-4503, aurah.landau@alaska.gov

Lance Mearig Named ADOT&PF Southcoast Region Director

(Juneau, Alaska) – Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) Commissioner Marc Luiken has named Lance Mearig as the Southcoast Region Director.

“Lance is precisely the leader we need in Southcoast Region,” said Commissioner Luiken. “His professional passion is Alaska’s coastal transportation infrastructure and he has long standing relationships in the communities he will be serving.“

Mearig has over 35 years of experience in transportation. He has most recently served as ADOT&PF’s Director for Statewide Design and Engineering Services, which includes acting as the department’s Chief Engineer. He began his career working for ADOT&PF in 1982 and spent 25 years working in private industry.

A licensed Professional Engineer and Senior Professional in Human Resources, Mearig has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and a master’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in transportation planning and traffic engineering from Arizona State University. Mearig grew up in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Petersburg. He has lived and worked in Juneau for most of his career.

Mearig replaces Mike Coffey who will retire August 31, 2017 after an outstanding 35-year career with ADOT&PF.

Mearig’s official first day as Regional Director is September 1, 2017.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 239 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, more than 5,600 miles of highway and 776 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

Photos of Lance Mearig are available upon request.

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