Department of Highways, District 11
ATV Crossing Signs installed in Harlan County On KY 38

Press Release Date:  Thursday, June 22, 2006  
Contact Information:  Sandy Rudder
Public Information Officer

MANCHESTER, KY (June 22, 2006) –Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Traffic Crew recently installed ATV Crossing Signs on KY 38 in Harlan County.  The signs were installed as a warning to motorists to be aware of ATV’s traveling to the Black Mountain OHV Park.  They are solar powered signs that have LED flashing lights encircling the signs.  District 11 is the only district to install ATV informational signs for the public. 

"We expect that these signs will help ensure the safety of motorists in the area as well as ATV riders who may be crossing the roads," said Marc Williams, Commissioner.  "The signs do not endorse the operation of ATV's along our highways, which is not permitted under state law."

 The Black Mountain OHV Park was officially opened June 4, 2005 and has become a well known area to enjoy great trails.  Harlan County offers 8,000 acres of Mountainous Terrain with elevations up to 3,300 feet. 

 This year, a National ride features an attempt to set a new “Guinness book of World Records” record for the largest ATV parade.  State and local representatives are expected to be on hand to witness history in the making. 

 Harlan County is expecting as many as 20,000 visitors for the National ride scheduled for this weekend beginning Friday, June 23rd.