Motorists are asked to be on alert for mowing crews in coming weeks.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews and contractors are ramping up another round of mowing along highways across the region.
Above average rainfall this summer has spurred unusually rapid growth of roadside grasses and slowed the progress of mowing crews. In addition to being hampered by heavy growth, about the only break from mowing state crews have had this summer came when muddy conditions along the right of way forced them to halt work.
Contract crews have started the fall round of mowing along U.S. Highways, Interstates, and parkways.
A contract crew is currently working along US 68 in Marshall County. Two other contract crews are mowing along US 641 in Marshall and Calloway counties between Benton and Murray. Those contract crews will eventually make their way to Interstate 24 and the Purchase Parkway.
State mowing crews will be working rural secondary highways and US Highways all over the 12 counties of KYTC District 1 in coming weeks.
Motorist are asked to use appropriate caution in mowing zones as operators have to maneuver their tractors and mowers across travel lanes from time to time. Mowing zones should be treated with the same level of caution as all other work zones were slow moving equipment and support vehicles are working in close proximity to traffic flow.
Timely traffic advisories for the 11 counties of KYTC Highway District 2 are available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.