MANKATO Greg Ous was recently selected to serve as district engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation in District 7, which includes 13 counties in south central and southwestern Minnesota. The district has offices in Mankato and Windom.
Ous began his new role July 9 and replaces Jim Swanson, who retired July 6 after 44 years with MnDOT.
Ous has been with MnDOT for 25 years. His most recent position was assistant division director for Operations in MnDOT's Central Office in St. Paul. There, he worked on statewide maintenance and construction activities. Prior to that, he worked in Mankato from 1988 to 2009 and held leadership positions in construction, design and project delivery.
A native of Crookston, Ous has a civil engineering degree from North Dakota State University.
In his new position, Ous will be responsible for more than 1,300 miles of state and federal highways, 300 employees, an annual construction budget of $46 million and an operating budget of $26 million. The district office handles snow and ice control, roadway construction, traffic, land acquisition, business operations, planning, design and other transportation-related duties.