Posted: Tuesday, August 28th 2012 at 9:35am
White Co. man named GDOT Utilities Engineer for NE Georgia
GAINESVILLE – Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer, Bayne Smith announces that Neil Kantner is now GDOT’s District Utilities Engineer for the 21 counties in Northeast Georgia that comprise District One.
Kantner has worked with GDOT since 1997 after working as an engineer consultant for 20 years. He began with GDOT as a Transportation Engineer Associate in the Clarkesville Area Office. Kantner was promoted within a year to the District Construction Estimator then to District Contracts Manager in 1998. He became District Location Engineer in 2001. He was named District Planning and Programming Engineer in 2004. He became District Design Engineer in 2006 and was responsible roadway projects that are designed by District personnel. His recent work includes the design of the Cleveland Bypass in White County.
As Utilities Engineer, Kantner will be responsible for the utility coordination on all construction and maintenance projects with the 150 utility companies in the district.
“Planning and coordination of schedules and permits is an essential element for all of our projects," Smith said. "The utilities office supports our functions in building and maintaining a safe road system. Neil is an asset to the people of Georgia and to the Department of Transportation.”
Kantner graduated from the Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1976. He earned his Professional Engineer’s license in 1981.
He and his wife Linda live in Sautee. She is a registered nurse. The Kantners have one daughter, Brandi Kantner, who lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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