Ryan Griffith

Bob Lewis, PE

Research Engineer 


(859) 218-4807

Robert Clay (Bob) Lewis, PE, provided over 40 years of service to the residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky through his dedication to transportation at a local, state, and national level. A second generation KYTC employee, Mr. Lewis began his career with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as a KYTC scholarship student while pursuing a Civil Engineering degree at the University of Kentucky (1976). He served in various roles at the Central Office, including Liaison Engineer for Districts 8 and 11, Assistant Director for Construction, Assistant State Highway Engineer, Deputy State Highway Engineer, and Acting State Highway Engineer. At a national level, Mr. Lewis represented the state of Kentucky on the AASHTOware Project Task force that provided direction for the AASHTOware Project software modules. As a practicing engineer, he was active in ASCE, KATE, & PAIKY. In retirement, Mr. Lewis continues to give back to transportation in the state through his research with the Kentucky Transportation Center. Locally, he stays involved in transportation through volunteering with Walk Bike Frankfort and the Bluegrass Cycling Club. In 2020, he moved to Oregon to be closer to his family where he continues to advocate for safe cycling. Mr. Lewis was inducted into the Kentucky Transportation Hall of Fame in 2022.