C. Michael Lee, P.E., serves as director of Maintenance.
Lee is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Maintenance Division, including Pavement Preservation, Emergency Management, Safety Rest Areas, Maintenance Contract Management, TxMAP and the Maintenance Field Support Section, among other duties. Before joining the Maintenance Division as director in November of 2014, Lee served as director of operations for the Paris District, overseeing Maintenance and Traffic Operations for the nine-county district.
A native of Linden, Lee graduated from Texas A&M University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering. He began his TxDOT career as a summer hire in the Atlanta District in 1987. After graduation, he spent nine years in the private sector drilling water wells. In August of 1997, he returned to the Atlanta District as an engineering assistant in the Mt. Pleasant Area Office. He also worked in the Marshall Area Office and the Atlanta Area Office as the assistant area engineer.
In June 2007, Lee was named the area engineer in the San Augustine Area Office in the Lufkin District, overseeing maintenance, construction and emergency activities for Sabine and San Augustine counties, and later (2010), Nacogdoches and Shelby counties.
He received his license as a professional engineer in 2002.
Contact Lee by phone at (512) 416-3034 or by email.