Elizabethtown Highway District
State highway mowing begins

Press Release Date:  Thursday, May 20, 2010  
Contact Information:  Mark Brown, KYTC public affairs, Elizabethtown, 270-766-5066 or 270-401-1433  

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (May 20, 2010) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and contract crews began roadside mowing in the Elizabethtown highway district this week.


Mowing season stretches through early fall and includes three cutting cycles along 2,900 miles of state-maintained highways in Breckinridge, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, Taylor and Washington counties.


The interstate mowing operation includes a litter sweep before each cycle.


Mowing and litter removal is an important part of the cabinet’s maintenance of a statewide highway system that includes more than 27,000 miles of roadway. Mowing and other right-of-way work helps maintain visibility for motorists.


Motorists should use caution in mowing zones and allow equipment plenty of space to safely operate.