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Signs are Restricted on Right of Way

Bill Stephens

February 22nd, 2022

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Campaign, yard sale, promotional and other advertising signs are subject to removal

COVINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2022) – Illegally placed items along state maintained right of way areas are subject to being removed.  Political campaigns, residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded no signage is allowed on right of way other than official highway signs and items approved through a permit process. Non-permitted signs can create additional hazards by blocking sight distance or distracting drivers, particularly at intersections. 

Requests have been received to clear non-permitted signs from right of way areas across the district.  With May Primary races and the traditional yard sale season coming up, anyone wanting to place such signage must do so beyond roadway right of way limits.  Along routes with a right of way fence, the fence is also part of the restriction and no signage may be attached. In addition to signs, the restriction also applies to all yard sale and peddling activities and associated parking. 

It is also illegal to attach signs or items such as flyers, posters, balloons or streamers to stop signs, highway markers or any other road sign or utility pole.  Illegal placement on utility poles presents additional obstacles and potential dangers for utility crew workers. 

Removed items will be trashed or recycled. 

KYTC District 6 serves Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson counties.  With nearly 1,920 miles of roadway to maintain, we greatly appreciate cooperation within each community regarding illegally placed items along right of way areas.

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