Effective May 1
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 20, 2016) — Andy Barber, P.E., of Louisville, will serve as the deputy state highway engineer for Project Delivery and Preservation and Paul Looney, P.E., of Frankfort, will serve as the deputy state highway engineer for Project Development, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas today announced.
Both appointments are effective May 1.
Prior to his appointment, Barber was an assistant state highway engineer serving as project manager for the $2.3 billion Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. Barber began his career at KYTC as a scholarship student in 2001. He previously served as deputy project manager for the Bridges Project, project manager for the Milton Madison Bridge Replacement Project and as a resident engineer in the Cabinet’s Lexington district.
Barber received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky. Business First of Louisville named Barber “Forty Under 40” in 2012.
Barber, his wife Jennifer, and daughters Molly and Lucy make their home in Louisville.
Looney began his career at the cabinet as a KYTC scholarship student. Looney spent 16 years in the Division of Highway Design as a pavement engineer and the pavement branch manager for six years. He currently serves as an assistant state highway engineer working primarily in project development. He has been the project manager for the Interstate 69 project since 2014.
Looney received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky. n 2015, Looney helped develop the Project Manager’s Boot Camp.
Looney, his wife Natalie, and their son Lachlan reside in Frankfort.