Illegally placed signs will be removed

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Residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have authority and will remove political signs along state maintained right-of-way areas.

Additionally, KYTC officials take this opportunity to remind everyone no yard sale, auction, business or any other sign is allowed on state maintained right-of-way areas. Such signs must be placed beyond right-of-way limits. Right-of-way fence is included in this restriction. On roads with a right-of-way fence, no signs may be attached.

It is also illegal to attach items such as flyers, posters, balloons or streamers to stop signs, highway markers or any other road sign or utility pole.

Illegally placed materials along roads can create hazards by blocking sight distance or distracting drivers, particularly at intersections.

Mowing crews are also now active through the district. Illegally placed signs present obstacles, slowing their progress and creating additional hazards to crewmembers and passing motorists.

Removed items will be taken to the county KYTC maintenance facility. Unclaimed materials will be trashed or recycled.

In a current advertising trend, billboards attached to semi trailers are popping up around the district. Anyone utilizing this method of placing billboards should be aware that federally regulated routes, such as interstates and parkways, restrict billboards. Some US and KY routes are federally funded and also have restrictions. If you have questions related to legal/illegal sign placement, call 270-766-5066.