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Yoakum District Engineer

Paul Frerich, P.E., is the district engineer for TxDOT's Yoakum District.

The district is composed of Austin, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Victoria and Wharton Counties.

Frerich has 29 years of experience with TxDOT. He joined the Yoakum District’s traffic section in 1984 and later became traffic engineer after earning his professional engineering license in 1989. He was promoted to director of transportation, planning and development in 2004 and served in that capacity until becoming district engineer in October 2012.

Frerich holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He has received numerous awards for outstanding service in the development of safe public transportation, traffic engineering and transportation operations.

He and his wife, Pam, have two daughters, Emily and Michelle.