KENTUCKY (KFVS) - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre has announced his retirement, effective August 31.
LeFevre worked on numerous projects, including the Cadiz Bypass, the Tennessee River Bridge (U.S. 60), the Lakes Bridges Project to replace both the Kentucky Lake Bridge and Lake Barkley Bridge on U.S. 68 in Trigg and Marshall Counties, and, most notably, the emergency replacement of a 322-foot. span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge—a project that was completed in just 121 days.
LeFevre is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and of Murray State University with a Master of Business Administration. Jim has 22 years of service with the Cabinet and has served as Resident Engineer (in two offices), District Materials Engineer, Acting Branch Manager for Construction, and Acting Branch Manager for Project Development and served as Chief District Engineer for the past seven years. LeFevre spent a year in Iraq as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves.
A public retirement reception for LeFevre will be held Thursday, August 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the KYTC District One Office conference room. His last day on the job will be Friday, August 30.