A longtime engineer and administrator with the Nebraska Department of Roads will take over as the agency's director next month.
Gov. Dave Heineman announced Monday that he has chosen deputy director of engineering Randy Peters of Lincoln to replace Monty Fredrickson, who is retiring.
The 57-year-old Peters started his career in the Department of Roads in 1977, and served as the deputy director of engineering since 2009. He is scheduled to begin his new duties on Aug. 4.
Peters has worked in the agency's planning and roadway design offices, and spent a decade as the State Traffic Engineer.
He will make $140,000 a year. The father of two was born and raised in Bloomfield.