Motorists along I-24 from Paducah to the Tennessee state line can expect to encounter Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contracted mowing crews over the next few weeks.
A news release says 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 travel into and across 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.
Also note that political signs and other advertising placed along state right-of-way should be removed. Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says yard signs create both an obstacle and a safety hazard for mowing crews and will be removed by state personnel when required.
Crews will also be busy picking up litter out of the right of way.