Drivers reminded to be alert for mowing crews in western KY

(Source: KYTC)
(Source: KYTC)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – Travelers are reminded to be on alert as a contractor started mowing along highways in several western Kentucky counties.

Contract mowing crews are on the road in Livingston County and Marshall County. Teams started at the McCracken County line and will work eastward through Livingston and Marshall counties, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The crew working in Livingston County will work eastward to Crittenden County, then move south into Lyon County over about the next month.

The crew working in Marshall County will work east and southward to Calloway County, then work east through Trigg County.

KYTC crews will work in other area counties in coming weeks.

Mowers will be out working anytime weather conditions allow during daylight hours for about the next month.

Mowing zones will be marked by appropriate signage and should be treated with the same respect and caution as other work zones. Drivers are urged to reduce their travel 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.

Political signs and other advertising are not allowed along state right-of-way and should be removed. Yard signs and other advertising signs create an obstacle and 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 when necessary.

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 ID to reclaim signs. Unclaimed signs will be trashed.

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.

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