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Roads & Highways
2:45 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

KYTC Plans to Remove Illegal Signs in Right of Way

Example of an illegal right of way sign.
KYTC / Keith Todd

Campaign and other temporary advertising signage illegally placed on state highway rights of way will be removed to maintain safety.  According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials, signs show up along state highways in greater numbers in the month prior to an election.

“Political signs and other advertising signs can limit sight-distance, especially near intersections, blocking the view of drivers attempting to spot oncoming traffic.  The signs also create a safety hazard for highway mowing crews,” said Jim LeFevre, chief district engineer for KYTC District 1, based in Paducah.

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