New signs aimed at helping with safety on highway curves

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is installing some new signs in northeastern Kentucky on highways that have a history of crashes in areas with curves.

The safety project is underway in Rowan, Lewis, Carter, Greenup and Boyd counties. It will involve installation of signs along seven roads.

The cabinet says the signs include highly reflective chevrons marking the direction of curves as well as suggested speed limit signs. The cabinet says studies have shown that so-called "horizontal alignment signing" can reduce crashes by 30 to 45 percent.

The roads are Kentucky 799, or Big Perry Road, in Rowan County; Kentucky 377, or Cranston Road, in Rowan and Lewis counties; U.S. 60 in Rowan County; Kentucky 7 in Carter County; Kentucky 5 in Greenup County; and Kentucky 3, 5 and 1937 in Boyd County.


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