Illegally placed signage can be removed: KYTC District 7

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet wants the public to know that crews can take down illegally placed items along state maintained right of way areas.

Political candidates, residents, business operators and property owners along US and KY routes are reminded that no signage is allowed on right of way, other than official highway signs and items approved through a permit process.

Campaign signs must be placed past right of way limits. This restriction includes right of way fence. No signs may be attached for roads with a right of way fence. Trash cleanup cycles are scheduled periodically. Items placed on right of way create significant delays for mowing crews and are potential hazards for mowing operators and passing motorists.

Along with elections, the restriction becomes an issue when it comes to yard sales and real estate advertising.  Illegally placed materials along roads can create additional hazards by blocking sight distance or distracting drivers, especially at intersections.

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

Removed items are taken to each county’s KYTC maintenance facility and held for 30 days. Unclaimed materials are trashed or recycled.

For any questions related to legal/illegal sign placement, please contact KYTC District 7 in Lexington at 859-246-2355.

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