Thursday, June 2, 2016

Highway crews again attempt to begin mowing

After being delayed for several weeks by rain, the effort to kickoff mowing season along Kentucky highways is resuming this week.  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 highway crews and contractors are starting to mow grass on state right of way this week as weather conditions allow.  Crews will be removing litter on some highways as well.

KYTC officials ask Kentuckians to do their part by keeping the state right of way clear of temporary signs and other obstacles that can obstruct the path of mowers and may pose a hazard for mowing crews and motorists alike.  Kentucky law prohibits placement of unauthorized signs on state right of way and requires that they be removed by highway personnel. The prohibition also applies to signs attached to utility poles and on the roadway side of boundary fences.

KYTC contractors will again attempt to begin the first cycle of mowing this week along major routes in Lyon County and McCracken County.

State highway crews will also be mowing along rural secondary roadways and some U.S. highways in all counties as weather allows.

Mowing zones will be marked by appropriate signage and should be treated with the same 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 cross travel lanes from time to time as they go about their work.  Motorists should also be mindful of personnel in close proximity to traffic flow in areas with ongoing mowing or litter removal activities.

KYTC District 1 is responsible for 2800 miles of highway in Trigg, Lyon, Crittenden, Livingston, Marshall, Calloway, Graves, McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton counties.