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Watch for Mowing Crews Out on Area Highways
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY - Drivers are urged to be on alert as crews begin another round of mowing along U.S. and state highways across the region. 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says mowers are already at work in some counties. Others will ramp up mowing activities over about the next week as weather allows.

Mowing zones will be marked by appropriate signage and should be treated with the same respect and caution as other work zones. Drivers are urged to watch for slow-moving tractors and support vehicles that may be required to travel into and across travel lanes from time to time as they go about their work.

The following tentative mowing schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors:

-Contract mowers have started in Livingston County along KY 453 and U.S. 60, also mowing secondary state routes connected to these highways. Crew is working through Livingston County toward Crittenden County. 

-Contractors started in Lyon County on U.S.62, progressing toward Eddyville from Lake City. A portion of this crew will continue through Lyon County toward Trigg County while the rest mow into Crittenden County over the next week.
 
-Estimated time of Smithland Section (Crittenden, Livingston, Lyon) project completion is about 2 weeks, weather permitting.
 
-Murray Section (Calloway, Marshall, Trigg) mowing is scheduled to begin around July 20th.
State crews are working other counties in District 1

-I-24 mowing will be scheduled in a few weeks as weather allows 
 
After roadside mowing is completed, contract and KYTC crews will be making herbicide applications to the right-of-way to control Johnsongrass and broadleaf weed growth. 

As a reminder, political signs and other advertising are not allowed along state right-of-way and should be removed. Yard signs and other signs create both an obstacle and a safety hazard for mowing crews and motorists.  Signs will be removed from right-of-way by state or contract personnel as required.

Published 08:59 AM, Thursday Jul. 09, 2020
Updated 09:23 PM, Thursday Jul. 09, 2020

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