Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to remove signs illegally placed on state right of way
Signs pose potential hazards for drivers, mowing crews
Somerset, Ky. (March 18, 2014) – Campaign signs and other signs placed on state right of way that restrict sight distance or interfere with mowing operations will be removed by Kentucky Transportation (KYTC) crews in the coming weeks.
Signs encroaching on state right of way pose a potential hazard to motorists and also impede mowing crews and other maintenance operations. The KYTC is about to begin the spring mowing cycle.
Kentucky law and KYTC policy prohibit placement of any signs – for political candidates, yard sale or any other type of advertising – on state right of way. The prohibition includes, signs attached to utility poles or fences on the right of way.
Signs will be moved to the state highway garage in each county of KYTC District 8 and kept for two weeks. Unclaimed signs will be discarded.