University of Kentucky Civil Engineering Scholarship

The ASHE Bluegrass Section awarded a $1000 University of Kentucky College of Civil Engineering Scholarship to Daric Pugh, a UK Senior from Pikeville, KY.  After graduation in December 2021, Daric plans to move back to Eastern Kentucky and pursue a civil engineering career in highways or construction. 

Transportation Improvement Project Award

ASHE Bluegrass Section President, Kevin Damron of Palmer Engineering, followed social distancing protocol while delivering the Transportation Improvement Project Award to KYTC Highway District 10 for the Mountain Parkway Extension in Salyersville along Restaurant Row.  Pictured with Kevin is Corbett Caudill, Chief District Engineer, and Min Jiang, Project Design Engineer.  

Virtual Meeting with Secretary Jim Gray

Secretary Jim Gray — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet – was the guest speaker for the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) Bluegrass Section virtual meeting on June 25, 2020.  Secretary Gray announced the winners of the ASHE Bluegrass Transportation Improvement Project Awards. There were 4 projects in the $5 Million and Under category, and 1 project in the Over $5 Million category.  Secretary Gray updated over 100 participants on how KYTC is navigating through the pandemic, managing revenue shortfall, and implementing the 2020 Highway Plan.  

WINNER – Over $5 Million Category

Mountain Parkway Extension | Mountain Parkway (US 460); Restaurant Row | Salyersville, KY | Owner: KYTC | Designer Mountain Parkway GEC / Contractor: Hinkle Construction

WINNER – $5 Million and Under Category

Weisenberger Mill Bridge | Weisenberger Mill Road over South Elkhorn Creek | Midway/Georgetown, Kentucky | Owner: KYTC Highway District 7 | Designer: HW Lochner, Inc. | Contractor: Louisville Paving Company, Inc.

Honorable Mention Recognition – $5 Million and Under Category

West Hickman Trail | Lexington, Kentucky | Owner: LFUCG | Designer: Banks Engineering, Inc.

Louisville Urban Bike Network | Louisville, Kentucky Owner: Louisville Metro Public Works | Designer: Gresham Smith

US 42 Intersection at Weaver Road | Florence, Kentucky | Owner: KYTC Highway District 6 | Designer: AECOM