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Highway Crews to Remove Illegal Signs Placed on Right-of-Way

Highway Crews to Remove Illegal Signs Placed on Right-of-Way

Bill Stephens

October 18th, 2016

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The Kentucky Department of Transportation is asking Kentuckians to do your part by keeping the state right of way clear of temporary signs and other obstacles that can obstruct the path of mowers and pose a hazard for mowing crews and motorists.

In the run for the November general election, spokesman Keith Todd says illegally placed political signs create a number of safety issues for highway crews and the public. With various state and federal races on the ballot in all counties of the KYTC Districts, state road personnel are actively removing all signs illegally placed on state right of way.

Kentucky law specifically prohibits placement of these unauthorized signs on state right of way. The prohibition also applies to signs attached to utility poles on the right of way and those placed on the roadway side of right-of-way fencing.

Todd says campaign signs and other signs illegally placed on state right of way will be removed. He indicates signs will be taken to the state highway garage in the applicable county and kept for ten (10) working days. If they are not claimed by the owner or a designated representative, Todd says the signs will be discarded.

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