PADUCAH, KY. (KFVS) - It’s the time of year drivers need to use extra caution on the roads and watch for mowing crews.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have started their spring round of mowing along Interstates, parkways, and highways across western Kentucky.
Mowing zones will be marked by appropriate signage and should be treated with the same respect and caution as any other work zone. Drivers are urged to slow down and watch for slow-moving tractors and support vehicles that may be required to maneuver into and across highway travel lanes from time to time as they go about their work.
Drivers should also be mindful of personnel in close proximity to traffic flow in areas with ongoing mowing or litter removal activities.
According to KYTC District 1 and District 2 Public Information Officer Keith Todd, above average rainfall across the region has hampered highway crews and contractors as they’ve ramped up mowing activities this spring. In addition to creating muddy conditions that have delayed the start of mowing, the rainfall has provided roadside vegetation with a substantial head start this spring.
Mowing and litter crews will continue to have active work zones across the region anytime weather conditions allow for about the next month.
KYTC will try to provide mowing schedules for specific Interstates and parkways as they are firmed up.
As a reminder, political signs and other advertising placed along state right-of-way is illegal should be removed. Yard signs and other signs create both an obstacle and a safety hazard for mowing crews and will be removed by state highway personnel.