The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recently selected Helper resident Dave Babcock as the recipient of the departmentвЂ™s 2011 Career Achievement Award.
UDOT Executive Director, John Njord, and Deputy Director, Carlos Braceras, presented the award to Babcock during the UDOT Annual Conference held recently in Sandy, Utah.
Babcock began working for UDOT 36 years ago at age 19 as a highway operations specialist in Colton, advanced to Station Supervisor and then Area Supervisor. Due to his broad experience in road maintenance he has contributed to the design of many area roads, wildlife deterrence measures, and other transportation efficiencies. He also played an integral part in the theme and design of the new Tucker Rest Area.
Babcock is currently the UDOT Region 4 Fleet Manager and was also named Region 4 Leader of the Year in 2002.
Babcock graduated from Carbon High School and attended the College of Eastern Utah. He is married to Gaye Babcock, also a former UDOT employee.