The engineering support branch includes the staff of engineers, administrative specialists, technicians, electricians, mechanics and equipment operators within the traffic and permits, structures, equipment, roadside agronomy and materials sections. These dedicated employees ensure that technical support is present to complete District 9's highway construction and maintenance projects.
Traffic & 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 – just a few of the many services that make travel in the Commonwealth more efficient.
Need a permit for a driveway, utility line crossing on a highway or other encroachment? Call the district office at (606) 845-2551 and ask for someone on the permits staff.
Have a question or concern about a highway sign or traffic signal? Call the district office at (606) 845-2551 and ask for some in our traffic section.
The structures section is primarily responsible for the mandated structural inspections of all designated roadway structures – bridges and culverts – within the district. This section also consists of special crews responsible for repair of roadway structures, guardrail and drainage facilities within the district.
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.
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. This section also administers contracts such as rest area maintenance and right of way mowing, among others.
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.