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KDOT employee celebrates 30-year milestone

Kevin Ryan, area maintenance superintendent at the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Garnett office, has achieved a career milestone and is celebrating 30 years of valued service to KDOT in January 2015.

Ryan began working for KDOT on Jan. 2, 1985, as an equipment operator at the former Burlington maintenance office. He became the Burlington supervisor, transferring to the same post at the Waverly office in the 1990s. In 2002, he was named superintendent for the Garnett area. Ryan directs maintenance actions and winter storm operations on state highways in Miami, Linn, Franklin, Anderson and Coffey counties and part of Osage County.

Ryan said equipment has become much better through the years, thanks to advances in technology and climate control. He noted the many improvements KDOT crews have made on roadways, including resurfacing and shoulder work. Ryan especially enjoys projects planned and completed during the summer months.

He and his wife, Yvonne, live in Garnett. The couple has two daughters, Crystal and Lindsay.

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