The future of I-345 in Dallas will dramatically shape the urban landscape of downtown. As TxDOT has completed their study of I-345 and federal leaders continue to prioritize funding opportunities to reconnect urban communities across highways, this discussion is timely and important. Please join AIA Dallas and the AD EX as we welcome Mo Bur, Texas Dept. of Transportation Dallas District Engineer, to discuss the recently completed TxDOT study of I-345 and their recommendation to pursue a hybrid, trenched alternative. 

Mo Bur was named the district engineer for TxDOT's Dallas District on June 11, 2018. Bur began his engineering career as an intern for three summers with the Maryland State Highway Administration. He joined TxDOT in 1997 in teh San Angelo Area Office adn transferred to the Dallas District Roadway Design Section in June 2002. In 2011, Bur became the project delivery office supervisor responsible for the district's consultant management, contracts, funding, and programming, district review, scheduling, hydraulic section, right-of-way, mapping, and survey sections. In 2014, Bur was named the Director of Transportation Planning and Development and in July 2017, he became the Dallas Deputy District Engineer. Bur is the 2017 recipient of the DeWiit C. Greer Award. He oversees a portfolio of planning projects valued at $26 Billion. The Dallas District currently has a construction portfolio of $4.7 Billion in traditional and design-build construction projects. Bur is a 1996 graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering with an emphasis on transportation and hydraulics. 


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