James R. Chamberlain has been named new District 5 director for the Utah Department of Transportation and will oversee all UDOT activities in Millard, Beaver, Iron and Washington counties.

A Kanab native, Chamberlain began his career with UDOT in 1960 as a seasonal employee. In 1965 he was hired full time as a field engineer. Since that time, he has been a design engineer for UDOT's roadway design and right of way sections, specifications engineer, design review engineer and preconstruction engineer.Chamberlain holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Utah and an associate degree from Southern Utah State College. He is a registered professional engineer.