Transportation cabinet removing illegally placed signs along highways

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are in the process of removing illegally placed items along state-maintained right-of-way areas. Political candidates, residents, business operators, realtors, 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.

As the November election nears, campaign signs must be placed beyond right-of-way limits. Right-of-way fences are included with this restriction. 

The restriction often becomes a problem with regard to yard sales and real estate advertising as well. Illegally placed materials along roads can create additional hazards by blocking sight distance or distracting drivers, particularly at intersections.

It is also illegal to attach 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 the county KYTC maintenance facility and temporarily held. Unclaimed materials will be trashed or recycled.