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General Session

Friday, January 18

4:30 pm

Thoroughbred 1-3

Panel: KYTC Bridging Kentucky Program

Glen Kelly

Executive Vice President

Qk4 

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. More here