KYTC removing restricted right-of-way signage

With the May primary election less than two weeks away, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reminding citizens and candidates for office that illegally placed items along state maintained right of way areas are subject to removal.

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

Road crews are now clearing non-permitted signs from right of way areas across the district. 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 disposed of or recycled.

If you have questions regarding sign placement, contact the KYTC District 8 office in Somerset at 606-677-4017 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, M-F.