Listen to KMZU’s Ashley Johnson interview new State Maintenance Engineer, Becky Allmeroth.
Becky Allmeroth has served over 19 years with the Missouri DOT in the capacity of maintenance and traffic operations engineer for the St. Louis region. Previously, she was a highway designer in Willow Springs. She matriculated from the University of Missouri Rolla (Missouri S&T).
Allmeroth claims to be very excited about her new position, to which she will take new ideas to help the department cope with forecasted budget cuts in maintenance which are scheduled for 2017. She plans to implement tools for tracking the results of maintenance decisions, helping workers to plan more effectively. She says, “With the reduction in funding for transportation and reduced level of maintenance, we have got to help them better plan, track and improve their work processes while allowing them to get out in the field more…”
Her appointment follows the retirement of Beth Wright who was in the position for nearly five years. Allmeroth mentions that Wright’s legacy to the department was an aura of teamwork and increased communications within the department in the face of cutbacks. Allmeroth plans to continue that tradition of competence.