Engineering Support Branch
Structures
The structures section is primarily responsible for the mandated structural inspections of all designated roadway structures within the district. This section also consists of special crews responsible for repair of roadway structures, guardrail and drainage structures within the district.  
Mike West
Supervisor
 
 
Traffic and Permits
The traffic and permits section provides collision data, engineering studies, commercial permit reviews, and traffic control installation such as signs and signals. This section also administers contracts for roadway striping, panel signs and raised pavement markers, to name a few services that make travel in the Commonwealth more efficient.
Chris Jones
Supervisor
 
 
Materials
The materials section is responsible for ensuring all materials used in the process of building, repairing or maintaining any facet of our state roadways and or facilities including but not limited to embankment, pavement, roadway structures, drainage structures, lighting poles and their components meet the minimum requirements set forth by the Transportation Cabinet and Department of Highways.  
David Hacker
Supervisor
 
 
Equipment
The equipment section is primarily responsible for maintaining, repairing, inventory and disbursement of the equipment fleet within the district - from passenger vehicles and dump trucks to chainsaws and excavators. This section is also responsible for developing replacement schedules for the fleet within the district.
Greg Dewees
Supervisor
 
 
Roadside Agronomy
The roadside agronomy section is responsible for noxious weed control, various herbicide and fertilize applications, landscaping and nuisance tree/brush removal on state right of way. The section also administers contracts such as rest area maintenance and right of way mowing, among others.
Paul Nicholson
Supervisor