Williamson County recently hired retired Texas Department of Transportation’s Austin District Engineer, Bob Daigh, as its infrastructure chief starting in September. The newly created job utilizes Daigh’s expertise in highway planning and construction.

Daigh, who worked previously as director of TxDOT’s Turnpike Authority Division before assuming his Austin District job, presided over a multi-year effort to create three Austin area toll roads. He also worked with the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority to create its U.S. 183A toll road

His new job is to assure Williamson County’s road program effectively uses bonds already issued, passes through toll money and coordinates a 2011 bond election to create and execute road construction projects.

Daigh stepped down from his TxDOT job in April after six years directing the activities of the 11-county district which includes Williamson County.