Policy Manuals Library

​Below is a list of the titles of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's policy manuals.  Click on the title to view or download the contents free of charge.  These manuals are in .pdf format and require Adobe Reader for viewing.

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Description
Accounts          10/2012
The Division of Accounts details the accounting policies and procedures used by Cabinet personnel to conduct day-to-day fiscal activities.​
Aggregate Source Book              N/A​
The Division of Materials lists companies that offer various types of aggregate.  The aggregate sources listed in this book may or may not be included in the division's List of Approved Materials.​  This manual is available only online.
Audits          03/2014​
The Office of Audits details the policies, procedures, standards, and instructions for planning and conducting all audits performed by Cabinet auditors.​
Construction         01/2013
The Division of Construction provides Cabinet construction personnel with the uniform procedures in the administration of construction projects, field inspections, construction surveying, and the preparation of project records.​
Construction Procurement          01/2013
The Division of Construction Procurement details the policies and procedures used by Cabinet personnel to procure services from contractors for highway construction, improvement, and maintenance projects.
Drainage        Draft Status
The Drainage Branch in the Division of Highway Design provides Cabinet drainage design personnel with the most recent methods and technology for formulating a drainage plan or system for highway projects.
Employee Safety and Health          01/2010
The Employee Safety and Health Branch familiarizes Cabinet employees with the safety and health program and points out their roles and responsibilities in the prevention of accidents and injuries.
Environmental Analysis          09/2014
The Division of Environmental Analysis describes the scope of work and responsibilities required in connection with environmental studies and documents necessary for compliance with environmental laws and regulations applicable to highway projects.
Equipment          09/2014
The Division of Equipment details the policies and procedures used by Cabinet personnel to acquire, handle, maintain, and remove equipment used for highway projects.
Field Operations Guide          08/2012
The Division of Maintenance details the maintenance scheduling and reporting policies and procedures utilized by Cabinet personnel.
General Administration and Personnel          07/2014
The Office of Human Resource Management details the personnel and other administrative policies and procedures pertaining to all Cabinet employees.  For questions concerning the contents of this manual, contact the Organizational Management Branch.
Geotechnical          08/2008
The Geotechnical Branch in the Division of Structural Design provides Cabinet employees a guide for conducting geotechnical investigations for roadways and structures.
Highway Design          01/2006
The Division of Highway Design provides information and guidance for Cabinet personnel to design road projects.
Highway Safety Programs          04/2014
The Division of Highway Safety Programs details the policies and procedures used by Cabinet personnel to promote highway and traffic safety
Kentucky Methods          05/2014
The Division of Materials details the testing procedures utilized for the sampling and testing of materials incorporated into Cabinet projects.
List of Approved Materials              N/A
The Division of Materials identifies the materials (along with company contact information) approved for use on highway projects.  This manual is available only online.
Maintenance          02/2012
The Division of Maintenance details the policies and procedures used by Cabinet maintenance personnel to maintain state highways.
Materials          03/2014
The Division of Materials details the policies and procedures used by Cabinet personnel to oversee all matters involving the use of materials on all phases of highway projects.
Materials Field Sampling          05/2011
The Division of Materials provides Cabinet personnel the practices for the sampling, inspection, testing, acceptance, and verification of materials in highway work.
Permits          07/2013
The Division of Maintenance offers guidance to Cabinet personnel who issue and supervise the enforcement of permits involving state right of way and also details the Cabinet standards, specifications, and requirements for individuals, firms, and government agencies working on or adjacent to the right of way of the state highway system in the normal performance of their particular activities.
Pesticide          07/2011
The Division of Maintenance details the policies and procedures used by Cabinet maintenance personnel in the administration, use, and application of pesticides.
Precast-Prestressed Concrete          06/2006
The Division of Materials establishes inspection guidelines used by Cabinet inspectors during the fabrication and inspection of standard precast or prestressed concrete products used in Cabinet projects.
Professional Services          06/2009
The Division of Professional Services details the statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures used by Cabinet personnel when contracting professional engineering and engineering-related services.
Purchases          08/2011
The Division of Purchases details the policies and procedures for purchasing activities by Cabinet employees.
Relocation Assistance          08/2014
The Division of Right of Way and Utilities details the policies and procedures concerning the Cabinet's Relocation Assistance Program.
Right of Way          09/2008
The Division of Right of Way and Utilities details the policies and procedures applicable to the operations and services of the division and its relationships with other units of the Cabinet.
Standard Drawings          06/2012
The Division of Highway Design provides Cabinet personnel, contractors, and other interested parties with the typical applications (standards) use for state highway projects.
Standard Specifications          06/2012
The Division of Construction details the standards, policies, and procedures that Cabinet personnel and contractors shall follow when performing work for state highway projects.
State Highway Engineer          08/2012
The Department of Highways details the policies and procedures applicable to the operations of the Office of the State Highway Engineer and its relationship with other Cabinet units.  Currently, only update memoranda are available online.  Please contact the Organizational Management Branch for a hard-copy version of the original manual.
Structural Design        Draft Status
The Division of Structural Design details the policies and procedures ​used by Cabinet bridge design personnel to design and prepare contract plans for all highway structures.
Traffic Operations          07/2013
The Division of Traffic Operations details for Cabinet traffic personnel the policies and procedures related to the traffic functions of the Cabinet.
Utilities and Rails          12/2013
The Division of Right of Way and Utilities details the policies and procedures applicable to utilities and rails operations.
Contact Information Contact Info
Office of Human Resource Management
Organizational Management Branch
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-4610
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