JACKSON, KY – (April 15, 2005) -- Personnel from the Department of Highways District 10 constantly monitor the district’s highway mileage for unsafe conditions. In recent weeks, district personnel have noticed an increasing number of driveway connections along state highways that have not been approved via the permitting process established in the Kentucky Revised Statutes to ensure these private entrances are placed so that safety is enhanced.
Property owners are reminded that in accordance with state law, driveways can be established on state highways only after the proper permit has been obtained from the Department of Highways. There is no charge for this permit, but an application is required. Private entrances can be established only at points approved by Department of Highways personnel after an inspection to validate that the driveway poses no risk to the traveling public.
State law gives the Department of Highways the authority to remove any driveway connections installed without a valid permit.
If you have any questions, or you want to request a permit, please call the Permits Section, Department of Highways, District 10, P.O. Box 693, Jackson, KY 41339 or call (606) 666-8841.
District 10 includes the counties of Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe.