JEFFERSON CITY – Chris Redline has been named the district engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Kansas City District. The district covers nine counties including the Kansas City metro area and its surroundings with nearly 7,700 lane miles of highway and 1,100 state bridges. He will take over the leadership of the Kansas City region from David Silvester, who will retire from the position at the end of May.
A registered professional engineer, Redline has spent his 29-year career at MoDOT. After graduating from Kansas State University with a civil engineering degree, Redline worked in a variety of engineering positions in the Kansas City District including construction inspector and resident engineer overseeing construction of area roads and bridges to the regional position of Area Engineer. He served as the Kansas City District’s Assistant District Engineer overseeing all the operations functions for more than a decade before being promoted to district engineer for MoDOT’s Northwest District office in St. Joseph three years ago.
Redline has focused much of his career on finding new ways to keep workers and motorists safe in work zones. During his previous time in Kansas City, he supported his team’s development and implementation of two life-saving innovations. The first is a device on the front of the state’s Motorist Assist trucks to remove debris from highway lanes without having staff exit the safety of the vehicle. The second was an automated flagger system attached to a truck-mounted attenuator on the back of a MoDOT truck. The automated system replaces the traditional flagger and tells approaching drivers to stop or slowly proceed while the driver stays safe in the cab of the truck. Additionally, Chris is MoDOT’s Results Driver for all traffic safety performance measurements and is an active part of the Safety Focus Team.
“I am honored to take on the role of district engineer for MoDOT’s Kansas City District,” Redline said. “I look forward to working with the outstanding district employees and community leaders to build upon their hard-earned successes. Working together, I believe we can create an even better tomorrow for transportation in our region.”
For more information about MoDOT’s Kansas City District, visit www.modot.org/kansascity .