Department of Highways, District 11
KY Transportation Cabinet asking candidates to keep campaign signs off state right of way
MANCHESTER, KY –(September 5, 2006)-- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reminding political candidates that placing their campaign signs on state right of way
is in violation of state laws.
“These signs interfere with our mowing and highway repair efforts,” said Greene L. Keith, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways District 11. “In addition to being a visual distraction and sight distance hazard for motorists, they can be dangerous if struck by mowers or heavy equipment and put workers and drivers alike at risk.”
“We caution candidates not to place their signs on state right of way or in such a matter as to interfere with sight distances on our highways,” said Mr. Keith. “The laws banning these signs from the right of way are in place to ensure highway safety, which is our primary goal.”
State maintenance crews will remove any signs placed illegally on our right of way, in compliance with state laws.