Professionals in the Division of Environmental Analysis evaluate the potential impact of developing highway projects on air quality in the vicinity of the proposed project.
Air QualityAir QualityDEA Sections
Project Management
Archaeologists in the Cultural Historic Branch oversee completion of all required archaeological investigations for Federally-funded or permitted projects, and are responsible for coordination of the results of these investigations with various resource agencies (SHPO, ACHP, etc.) in conformance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
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Cultural Historic
Historians in the Cultural Resources Branch are responsible for evaluating impacts of proposed highway projects on historic properties.  For Federal-aid projects or projects with other federal involvement, KYTC conducts this assessment in conformance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
Roebling BridgeCultural HistoricDEA Sections
Cultural Historic
The Ecology and Permitting Branch assures that KYTC maintains compliance with the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.
Ecology and PermittingEcology and PermittingDEA Sections
Ecology and Permitting
The Project Management Section of Environmental Analysis is tasked with the overall management of the environmental process in the development of highway projects.
Project ManagementProject ManagementDEA Sections
Project Management
Highway traffic may create noise impacts on adjacent properties.   KYTC evaluates current and predicted noise conditions and provides abatement where traffic noise impacts result from new highway projects.
Noise WallNoiseDEA Sections
Project Management
Section 4(f) refers to the original section within the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966 which established the requirement for consideration of park and recreational lands, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and historic sites in Transportation project development. The law, now codified in 49 U.S.C. § 303 and 23 U.S.C. §138, is implemented by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the regulation 23 CFR 774.
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Project Management
Socioeconomic analysis considers the potential for impacts to land use, farmlands, residential and commercial relocations.
SocioeconomicsSocioeconomicsDEA Sections
Project Management
The UST/Hazmat and Remediation Section consists of a group of trained professionals who are responsible for assuring that regulatory and Federal Highway requirements are met within our state road/bridge projects and the KYTC maintenance facilities.
UST Hazardous MaterialsUST Hazardous MaterialsDEA Sections
UST Haz Mat
Compiled by KDFWR with input from numerous Kentucky stakeholders, this plan focuses on the Monarch butterfly’s life cycle and habitat needs in relation to an ever-changing landscape. Subcommittees developed goals, challenges, and strategies to implement monarch conservation through a Kentucky Monarch Conservation Plan. Primary topics include: Education and Outreach, Funding, Private Lands, Public Lands, Research and Monitoring, and Rights-of-Way.
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Lead by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan is a multi-stakeholder effort to reduce bee hive deaths, to increase awareness of responsible agriculture chemical use, and to expand opportunities for education about all pollinators. It is designed to be flexible and adaptable to changing environmental stresses, and has established lines of communication that had not previously existed.
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Emerald ash borer (EAB) was first discovered in Kentucky in 2009 and is currently spreading throughout the commonwealth.  The University of Kentucky hosts an informational website on the pest’s distribution throughout the state, measures being taken to combat its infestation and who to contact if you suspect EAB is damaging trees on your property.
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An interactive statewide map of pollinator habitat areas along KYTC right-of-ways. Pollinator Habitat ZonesBiology
This Species Abbreviations list provides both common and Latin names for current Kentucky species with federal protections under the Endangered Species Act and the associated ‘EATS’ codes which are used in relation to project tracking within the Environmental Analysis Tracking System (EATS). This file is created and maintained by KYTC Biologists of Division of Environmental Analysis.
Note: A comprehensive county-level list of species is no longer being maintained. All official species lists should be generated via the US Fish and Wildlife Service IPaC website (see hyperlink provided below).
Kentucky Threatened and Endangered Species List Jan 2018Kentucky Threatened and Endangered Species List April 2018Biology
Louisville Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project
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Brent Spence Bridge Project
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The Lake Bridges Project in the Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake region.
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