The district's project delivery and preservation teams are responsible for formulating and implementing all construction phases of highway projects, as well as traffic control and equipment utilization for Kentucky's highways. Crew members are responsible for asphalt resurfacing projects, concrete repairs, bridge and structures installation, routine work on pavements, and maintaining and operating the existing state highway system. This includes everything from culvert work to snow and ice operations.
William Lucas, P.E. - Branch Manager
(Casey, Lincoln, Pulaski, & Rockcastle Counties)
Stewart Gilreath, P.E. - Branch Manager
(Adair, Clinton, Cumberland, McCreary, Russell, & Wayne Counties)
District construction crews include engineers, technicians, inspectors and other employees responsible for state- and federally-funded highway projects and improvements. This includes the building of major new roads, bridge replacements and maintenance as well as asphalt resurfacing, or blacktopping, of existing roads. Crews are on the job when work is going on or when contractors are at work to ensure projects are done correctly.
The district employs maintenance crews in each of our 10 counties. These dedicated personnel are highway equipment operators, highway superintendents, mechanics, structure workers and others. They are called on to maintain roadways for use by the public, including repairs to potholes, shoulders, culverts and bridges, ditches, guardrails and more. In winter, they patrol and clear roads of snow and ice, sometimes working lengthy 16-hour shifts, seven days a week.