Engineering Support Branch


The engineering support branch includes the staff of engineers, administrative specialists, technicians, electricians, mechanics and 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 7's highway projects.

   Daniel Kucela, P.E. -- Branch Manager


800 Newtown CourtLexingtonKY40511LexingtonKY405128:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST, M-F(859) 246-2355(859) 246-2354KYTC.District7Info@ky.gov,-84.5386349,14.25z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x88424445982df023:0xd1bd09f230d00b9f!8m2!3d38.0753254!4d-84.4922346!16s%2Fg%2F1thf9791
Signs.jpgThe traffic section engineering studies, traffic devices expertise in the design and construction project stages, 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 safer and more efficient.
Natalia McMillan, P.E. -- Supervisor
Roadside Agronomy
TGrass.jpghe 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.
Matthew Bland -- Supervisor
9851286_orig.pngThe 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.
 The permit section reviews and process the permit for any firm, individual, or governmental agency that wants access to a road on the state highway system or wants to conduct any type of work activity on state right-of-way.
Robert Baker -- Supervisor
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.
Tim Davis​ -- Supervisor
concrete.jpgThe 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.
Skylar Hopper, P.E. -- Supervisor



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