Over the past two decades as an engineering design consultant, I have been blessed to help lead many of Kentucky’s largest, most complex, and highest profile projects, such as:
Mountain Parkway widening (current)—Wolfe, Morgan, and Magoffin counties
Kennedy Interchange (nearing completion)—Louisville: the junction of I-71, I-65, and I-64, aka Spaghetti Junction
Industrial Parkway (completed)—Greenup and Boyd counties: built to boost Northeastern Kentucky’s economic growth
I am grateful that our clients entrust Qk4 to help them deliver those projects.
As the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Assistant State Highway Engineer for Preconstruction from 1983 to 1992, I managed Kentucky’s program that yielded over $3.5 billion in highway construction projects, including:
Toyota Access Roads—Georgetown: key to bringing Toyota to Kentucky
Reconstruction of I-264, Watterson Expressway—Louisville
US68/KY—Western Kentucky: corridor improvements
• US 23 Reconstruction—Eastern Kentucky
Yet it isn’t just these extraordinary projects that define my career. There have been dozens, if not hundreds, of small and medium sized projects that matter just as much to their communities. For example, last year I helped KYTC deliver plans for an improvement to Lexington’s KY 4 (New Circle Road)/US 60 (Versailles Road) interchange that hits close to home—my wife has driven that road each school day for 41 years to reach work at Tates Creek Elementary.
As I travel throughout our Commonwealth, I drive over roads, under bridges, and through mountain tunnels that I’ve helped design and see through construction over the past four decades as a KYTC employee and as a consultant. I’m proud of those achievements, but when I see them, what pops into my mind are all the great people I’ve worked with along the way—folks who are just as vivid to me as the road or bridge I happen to be driving across.
And for those people to have been a part of my work, and often a part of my life outside of work, I feel blessed.