Transportation Cabinet warns about signs on right-of-ways

Illegally placed items along state maintained right of way areas are subject to being removed.

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

Requests have been received to clear non-permitted signs from right of way areas across the district.  With May Primary races and the traditional yard sale season coming up, anyone wanting to place such signage must do so beyond roadway right of way limits. This also includes all yard sale activities and associated parking.

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

Removed items will be taken to each county’s KYTC maintenance facility and held for a short period of time. Unclaimed materials will be trashed or recycled.

If you have questions related to legal/illegal sign placement, contact the KYTC District 8 office in Somerset, KY at 606-677-4017. Hours are 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST, M-F.

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