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KYTC wants political signs removed from state roadsides

(KFVS) -

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet urges political candidate and their supporters to remove all campaign signs from state highway roadsides.

All campaign signs and advertising signs will be removed from state rights of way ahead of mowing crews, according to KYTC.

Yard signs illegally placed along state highways create a safety hazard for the public and mowing crews. They also cost taxpayers in the time and effort required for highway personnel to remove them.

KYTC provides these guidelines for political signs:

  • Homeowners in urban areas should keep yard signs behind sidewalks.
  • In rural areas, property owners should keep signs behind the area that would normally be mowed by highway crews.
  • Utility poles are commonly placed along the edge of the right of way and can be used as a guide for general property line locations.
  • On limited and controlled access highways, all signs should be behind the fence line, no sighs should be placed on fences.

As a reminder, both political campaign signs and advertising placards that have to be removed by state personnel will be taken to the local state highway maintenance facility. The signs can be reclaimed by the owner with proper identification within five working days. Signs that are not retrieved within five days will be placed in the trash for disposal.

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