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Kevin Lacy

Kevin Lacy
State Traffic Engineer / Director of Mobility and Safety


Kevin Lacy is the State Traffic Engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  He directs the Department’s Transportation Mobility and Safety Division that encompasses six units including the Traffic Safety Unit, Intelligent Transportation Systems and Signals Unit, Traffic Management Unit, Signing and Delineation Unit, Traffic Systems Operations Unit, and Oversize and Overweight Permit Unit.

The mission of the Division is to provide safe and efficient movement of all modes of transportation through the research, design, and implementation of innovative traffic safety and operation strategies.  Kevin and members of his team continue to be involved in statewide and national efforts to advance their mission through research, the development and application of effective policies, and development of operational techniques that improve traffic flow and improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.  The Transportation Mobility and Safety Division directs various programs that have a combined annual budget of over $100 million.

Kevin is a proud member of the 1984 senior class of North Lenoir High School in LaGrange, North Carolina.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1994 from North Carolina State University.  Between high school and college, Kevin served in the United States Coast Guard where he was stationed in Seattle, Washington and Fort Macon, North Carolina.  Kevin and his wife, Gina, have two children and three grandchildren.