PennDOT Names Belmonte District 6 Executive Director

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Louis R. Belmonte, P.E., the acting district executive of Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 6 since July 2021, has been appointed as its executive director, the state agency said Wednesday (Aug. 16, 2022). The district covers Montgomery, Chester, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Bucks counties.

Belmonte is responsible for the planning and supervision of the state highway system across the southeastern Pennsylvania district. PennDOT owns and maintains 3,553 miles of state highway and 2,760 bridges within the five-county area.

“I am honored for this opportunity to lead the District 6 team, and deliver a comprehensive transportation program to enhance our large network and benefit citizens across the region,” Belmonte said. He is in his 34th year with District 6. The department said he “possesses extensive engineering and managerial experience, as his duties have increased in complexity and sophistication during his tenure with PennDOT.”

Belmonte has held primary positions in District 6 operations, maintenance, and construction units. Before being named acting district executive last summer, he served as the District 6 Senior Assistant District Executive for Operations, a position he held since September 2019. Earlier he was the assistant district executive for services for three years, and a District 6 traffic engineer for nearly 16 years.

Belmonte also worked for nearly three years in the District 6 Maintenance Unit as a maintenance project coordinator, and for eight years in the District 6 Construction Unit as a resident engineer and civil engineering supervisor. He graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

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