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Cory Binns

Acting Director, Caltrans District 11

Cory Binns was appointed as the Acting District 11 Director in October 2017. A graduate of UC Irvine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Binns began his Caltrans career as a Range D Engineer, after eight years in the public sector and private business. Binns served proudly as an Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves from 1999-2007.

A 19-year veteran of the Department, Binns was the District 11 Chief Deputy District Director since 2012 and was previously the District 11 Division Chief for Maintenance. Binns was the Senior Resident Engineer responsible for administering major freeway construction contracts for the Interstate 15 Managed Lanes and was Corridor Manager for the management and delivery of the Interstate 15 Express Lanes Project (north and south segments).

He worked in Design on the State Route 125 Toll Road Project for two years until he was promoted to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Branch Manager in the Environmental Division.

Among his honors, Binns was the recipient of the 2017 WTS San Diego Chapter's Honorable Ray LaHood Award. This award recognizes a male professional who is not only a leader in transportation, but also someone who has actively supported opportunities to advance women and minorities.

Caltrans District 11
San Diego and Imperial Counties


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