KYTC Asks Citizens to Keep Right-of-Ways Free of Political Signage
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking citizens to keep state right-of-ways free of political signs and other obstacles which can pose a hazard to highway crews.
Spokesman Keith Todd says Kentucky law specifically prohibits placement of unauthorized signs on state right-of-way areas and lawns state crews would mow.
“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 KYTC District 2 spokesperson Keith Todd. “We ask political candidates, their supporters, and those promoting businesses or events to avoid placing signs along the roadside where they can interfere with our mowing and maintenance operations. The time crews spend removing illegally placed signs takes them away from roadway maintenance activities.”
KYTC personnel are now working to remove all signs illegally placed.
Campaign signs will be kept in the county highway garage for 10 days, and if not collected in 10 days, will be discarded.