Crews to remove illegal campaign signs on Kentucky right of way

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants to remind residents to not put up campaign signs on state right of way.

Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the signs can obstruct the path of mowers. 

Kentucky law prohibits unauthorized signs on state right of way. The prohibition also applies to signs attached to utility poles on the right of way and signs placed on the roadway side of the right-of-way fencing that may distract drivers.

“As a general rule, in rural areas signs placed at any location where state highway crews or contract crews would normally mow will be removed. This includes lawn areas on state right-of-way. In urban areas signs should be placed behind the sidewalk,” said Todd.  

Crews will be removing all signs illegally place on state right of way.

Signs removed will be taken to the state highway garage in that county and kept for 10 working days. If the signs are not claimed they will be discarded.

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