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The Materials Division is responsible for sampling, testing, inspection and reporting of materials produced at plants which are assigned to the Central Laboratory; statewide geotechnical operations; testing and reporting of all samples submitted by the Districts Our focus is to find new solutions and better service our customers, the MDOT employee.

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Materials Division

State Materials Engineer
jcurtis_LThumb.jpg Jeff Curtis
Assistant State Materials Engineer
wsullivan_LThumb.jpg Griffin Sullivan
State Geotechnical Engineer
sferguson_LThumb.jpg Sean Ferguson
MDOT is responsible for providing a safe intermodal transportation network that is planned, designed, constructed and maintained in an effective, cost efficient, and environmentally sensitive manner. In order to provide the framework for accomplishing MDOT’s mission, a set of seven goals has been developed. These goals are multimodal and comprehensive in scope. The order of the goals does not represent priority. These seven (7) goals are all important and interdependent.
  1. Accessibility and Mobility: Improve accessibility and mobility for Mississippi’s people, commerce and industry.
  2. Safety: Ensure high standards of safety in the transportation system.
  3. Maintenance and Preservation: Maintain and preserve Mississippi’s transportation system.
  4. Environmental Stewardship: Ensure that transportation system development is sensitive to human and natural environment concerns.
  5. Economic Development: Provide a transportation system that encourages and supports Mississippi’s economic development.
  6. Awareness, Education and Cooperative Processes: Create effective transportation partnerships and cooperative processes that enhance awareness of the needs and benefits of an intermodal system.
  7. Finance: Provide a sound financial basis for the transportation system.
MDOT Materials Division is sub-divided into three (3) operational areas in order to accomplish the aforementioned goals:
Laboratory Operations
Laboratory Operations Engineer
abrowne_LThumb.jpg Adam Browne
Geotechnical Operations
State Geotechnical Engineer
sferguson_LThumb.jpg Sean Ferguson
Field Operations​
Field Operations Engineer
aguth_LThumb.jpg Amy Guth


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Melinda McGrath, P.E. » Executive Director
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