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Roadway Design Engineer Kirby Joins Neel-Schaffer's Jackson Transportation Group

JACKSON, MS — Neel-Schaffer, Inc. announces the appointment of Blake Kirby, PE, as a Roadway Design Engineer in its Jackson Office Transportation Group. With nearly 12 years of experience, Kirby brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Neel-Schaffer. His background includes six years with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), focusing on roadway design, pavement design, and design team leadership.

In addition to his work with MDOT, Kirby has served as a consultant on projects for four other state DOTs, including as a Designer on a major design-build project to expand and improve the Interstate 24/Interstate 75 interchange in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has completed multiple projects that enhanced safety, efficiency, and connectivity for communities across the region.

“We are thrilled to have Blake join our team,” said Keith Purvis, PE, Senior Vice President for the firm’s Jackson Transportation Group. "Blake’s addition will not only strengthen our project capabilities, but also help us uphold our core values of caring for and serving our communities with excellence.”

Kirby holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Engineering Management from Arkansas State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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