As highway crews and contractors prepare to start their fall mowing cycle, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is urging political candidates at their supporters to remove all campaign signs from state highway roadsides.
Contract mowing crews and state crews are starting their round of fall mowing during the next two weeks in the 11 counties of KYTC District 2.
All campaign signs and advertising signs will be removed from state rights of way ahead of mowing crews. Yard signs illegally placed along state highways create a safety hazard for the public and mowing crews. They also cost taxpayers in the time and effort required for highway personnel to remove them.
A contract mowing crew is starting work this week along the Wendell Ford-Western Kentucky Parkway near Beaver Dam in Ohio County. The crew will be working along the WK Parkway and the Natcher Parkway in coming weeks. The crew expects to start work along the Audubon Parkway from Owensboro to Henderson around October 22nd, then turn southward and mow along the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway from Henderson to Hopkinsville.
State highway crews will also be mowing along highways in counties across the region through the rest of October and into early November.
Motorists should remember to slow down and use appropriate caution whenever they enter a mowing zone. Operators are often required to maneuver their equipment into and across travel lanes as they go about their work. Motorists should also be alert for litter pickup crews and mowing crew support vehicles that will be along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. Crews will be out mowing anytime weather permits between sunup and sundown, Monday through Saturday.
KYTC District 2 includes Christian, Caldwell, Hopkins, Webster, Union, Henderson, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Hancock, and Daviess counties.
Timely traffic advisories for the 11 counties of KYTC Highway District 2 are available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.