603 KAR 5:240.
Naming of roads and bridges.
RELATES TO: KRS
AUTHORITY: KRS 177.074
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 177.074 allows roads and bridges to be named
after an individual, historic event or any other name of historical
significance. This administrative regulation sets forth the steps to be
followed when petitioning the transportation secretary requesting a road or
bridge name. It further sets forth the standards for design and placement of
signs denoting the name of the road or bridge.
Section 1. A
person, organization or governmental unit who is petitioning the transportation
cabinet to name a road segment or bridge shall submit the petition in writing.
The petition shall contain at least the following information:
identification and location of the road segment or bridge;
civic or historic significance of the proposed name;
Identification of the petitioner including spokesperson's name, address,
telephone number and position with organization or government unit; and
(4) A statement
of whether the petitioner wishes to reimburse the transportation cabinet for
preparation and erection of the commemorative signs or wishes to prepare signs
and place them as approved by the department of highways.
(5) Summary of
the results of a public comment hearing held on the petition by the petitioner
or a unit of local government.
Section 2. If a
bridge is on a road segment which has been given a special name, the
transportation secretary shall not approve a different name for the bridge.
However, the commemorative signs on bridges which are in place on July 13, 1990
shall not be removed.
Section 3. The
Department of Highways shall on limited access highways continue to identify
the crossroads by highway number. Only when the name of the road has come into
significant local use and when there is sufficient space on a sign may the name
also be included.
Section 4. In
order for the Secretary of Transportation to be convinced of the civic or
historical significance of the person or events for which a petitioner wants a
road or bridge named, the secretary shall notify each jurisdictional unit of
local government of the petition. He shall request a resolution from each unit
of government indicating its support or nonsupport for the petition.
Section 5. (1)
If the transportation secretary agrees to name a highway segment or bridge, he
shall offer to prepare and erect all signs and charge the petitioner only the
actual cost of the preparation and installation of the signs.
(2) If the
transportation secretary agrees to name a highway segment or bridge and the
petitioner does not accept the offer from subsection (1) of this section, the
petitioner shall cooperate with the jurisdictional highway district office to
ensure that the signs are designed in good taste and safely erected, and in
accordance with the provisions of the "Manual On Uniform Traffic Control
Devices" adopted in 603 KAR 5:050.
(3) Except under
unusual circumstances, there shall only be two (2) signs erected, one (1) at
each end of the road segment or bridge. (17 Ky.R. 691; Am. 1352; eff. 10-2-90.)