VDOT Leadership

John D. Lynch, P. E.

Northern Virginia District Engineer


John D. Lynch, P.E. was named VDOT’s Northern Virginia District Engineer in June 2021. 

He serves more than two million residents and leads the transportation program for state-maintained roads in Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun and Prince William counties, and VDOT-supported highways in nine cities and towns. 

Prior to that, he was Culpeper District Engineer since 2013.

There, Lynch was responsible for the development and construction of road projects and the maintenance of 10,303 lane-miles of highway in nine counties: Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock. 

Lynch previously served as the regional transportation program director for VDOT’s Megaprojects office in Northern Virginia and was responsible for providing on-time, on-budget and safe delivery of $5 billion in transportation projects. 

He also served as the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project manager. 

Prior to coming to VDOT in 2003, Lynch worked for more than 20 years in the private sector at several engineering firms. 

He began his career with Caltrans in the Los Angeles area. 

Lynch received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware and holds a master of science in civil engineering from George Mason University. 

Lynch and his wife, Liz, have three grown children: Nicholas, Annie and Ryan.



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