Project Development Branch

​The Project Development team is responsible for projects in the developmental phase, that is, before construction. This includes planning studies, bridge and highway design, environmental components, consultant prequalification and selection, right of way acquisition and utility relocation. Within the office, crew members are assigned a number of duties in four major areas.

Bob Nunley, P.E. -- Branch Manager

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 Planning

 
The mission of planning is to provide a transportation vision and plan that will strategize ways to improve sustainability and promote livability for the citizens using our transportation system in the central Kentucky area.  We work together with the of local governments, economic development, area development districts, and the Lexington Metropolitan Planning Organization so we can be better informed of the areas in our region that will experience growth, education, and healthcare.  We collect traffic volumes and percentage of trucks on our roadways in our transportation system, which bases the federal transportation funding allocation to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
 
Randy Turner, P.E. -- Section Supervisor 
 

 Environmental

 

Indiana Bat.jpgThe Environmental Coordinator (EC) is responsible for providing environmental guidance to District personnel, contractors, and the public concerning KYTC projects and activities. This includes the preparation and review of environmental documents required by state and federal environmental laws. The EC works closely with planning, design, construction, and maintenance staff to ensure potential impacts to  the social, economic, or physical environment are identified, evaluated, and minimized based on environmental policies.

Becky Barrick -- Environmental Coordinator

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 Design

 
​The Division of Highway Design is responsible for the required design activities for the Cabinet's Six-Year Highway Plan projects.  This responsibility includes conducting the studies, computations, and analyses necessary to support the preparation, assembly, and reproduction of the construction plans for a project's award.
 
Rob Sprague, P.E. -- Section Supervisor
 

 Right of Way

 
​As a concerned property owner, you will want to know the answers to: Why here? Why my property? The right of way ROW.JPGcrew is there to give you answers and work with you on acquiring land needed for projects.  Click on the image to the right for more information about right of way acquisition.
  
Jeff Ray -- Section Supervisor 
 

 Utilities

 

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Don Lawson -- Section Supervisor

Contact Information District Office Contact Info
Department of Highways, District Seven
763 West New Circle Road
Lexington, KY 40512
Phone: (859) 246-2355
Fax: (859) 246-2354
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Email: KYTC.District7Web@ky.gov
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