Be on alert for mowing crews in western Kentucky
(KBSI) – Drivers are reminded to be on alert as a contractor has started mowing along highways in several western Kentucky counties.
Mowing zones will be marked by appropriate signage and should be treated with the same respect and caution as other work zones, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Drivers are urged to reduce their speed and be alert for slow-moving tractors and support vehicles that may be required to travel into and across travel lanes from time to time as they go about their work.
Contract mowing crews are on the road in Carlisle County working their way toward Ballard County with plans to move on into McCracken County in the next couple of weeks.
Some mowing has already started along highways in McCracken County, particularly along 4-lane areas such as U.S. 45 outside Lone Oak and U.S. 62 in the Reidland area.
KYTC crews will be working in other area counties over the next few weeks.
Mowers will be out working anytime weather conditions allow during daylight hours for about the next three weeks.
Political signs and other advertising are not allowed along state right-of-way and should be removed, according to KYTC. Yard signs and other advertising signs create both an obstacle and a safety hazard for mowing crews and drivers. Signs of any kind placed on highway right-of-way will be removed by state or contract personnel.
Illegal signs removed from right of way will generally be held a short time at the local KYTC Department of Highways Maintenance Facility. The owner must show a photo I.D. to reclaim signs. Unclaimed signs will be placed in the trash or recycled.
KYTC District 1 is responsible for 2835 miles of highway in Trigg, Lyon, Crittenden, Livingston, Marshall, Calloway, Graves, McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, and Fulton counties.