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Old 05-28-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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Default Anyone else getting sick of the tall grass...

...in the medians and on the sides of the road? I know the state is "broke" but it is becoming a safety hazard here in the Jackson Purchase. Is anyone else having such a problem with the tall grass on their highways, parkways, interstates? I will be suprised if anyone from the Triangle answers yes to this question. Hell, they probably get it cut two or three times per week.
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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...in the medians and on the sides of the road? I know the state is "broke" but it is becoming a safety hazard here in the Jackson Purchase. Is anyone else having such a problem with the tall grass on their highways, parkways, interstates? I will be suprised if anyone from the Triangle answers yes to this question. Hell, they probably get it cut two or three times per week.

Before Memorial Day they started mowing all the interstate medians and other highway medians around here.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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They should never cut the grass in the medians to prevent head on collisions. That would be a lot cheaper than million dollar a mile cable barriers
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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They cut the grass in my part of the JP.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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They cut the grass in my part of the JP.
The parkway is not done, nor is 641. I-24 may have been done since I was last on it.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Lexington
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They should never cut the grass in the medians to prevent head on collisions. That would be a lot cheaper than million dollar a mile cable barriers
Do you think tall grass will stop a car that weighs atleast 100 LBS going at 65MPH from crossing the medians. It wont.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Do you think tall grass will stop a car that weighs atleast 100 LBS going at 65MPH from crossing the medians. It wont.
Boston, you've got to be kidding. Seldom do I come to Censusdata's defense, but gee... even census has the ability to joke around some.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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The interstates and parkways are mowed by contract mowers. They don't get mowed as often as the regular 2 lane roads. I think Trigg County has been mowing about 3 weeks now. When I worked for the highway dept. in District 2 (Caldwell, Christian, Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Muhlenburg, Ohio, Union, & Webster) the bush hogs on the tractors were set at 4 inches. In the county I worked in , we had 6 tractors mowing almost 600 lane miles to the right of way line. One lane mile equals both sides of a road for one mile. It aint as easy as it looks!
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Lexington
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Boston, you've got to be kidding. Seldom do I come to Censusdata's defense, but gee... even census has the ability to joke around some.

My bad I didnt catch that one.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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When I was driving home to Richmond today from Lexington, they were mowing interstate 75 and they were headed north to lexington
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