Candidates in the November election may find their campaign signs missing in action if they are not placed correctly, warns the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
According to a press release from the KYTC, signs, of any type, are not permitted along state right-of-ways.
“Our preference is that campaign signs be placed on privately owned property,” said Transportation Secretary Joe Prather. “We want to support and encourage the democratic process, but not at the expense of our motorists’ safety. We absolutely appreciate the cooperation received in years past from all the various campaigns.”
When signs are illegally placed on state right of ways they can cause a traffic hazard.
They can hinder the right-of-way operations such as mowing and pose a direct hazard to motorists who run off the roadway. Depending on the size and construction, illegal signs can be a distraction and block the vision of drivers.
All signs will be removed from state right of way and stored at the counties KYTC’s maintenance facility for 30 days.
To pick up missing signs owners may retrieve their signs between regular business hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call the local facility at (270) 259-4602.