Crops not to be planted in right-of-way
The Perkins County Board of Commissioners is asking landowners not to plant crops in the county right-of-way, or where they restrict visibility at intersections.
County road right-of-way is 66 feet, or 33 feet from the center of the road.
Farming in the right-of-way can potentially damage the shoulder of the roads. It also creates a dangerous situation, as growing crops provide cover for wildlife and motorists are left with little or no time to react when deer or other wildlife spring out in front of them.
The commissioners also request that farmers mow tall crops an appropriate distance in intersections so as not to restrict visibility.
Crops planted in the right-of-way may be mowed down by the road department during the course of the growing season.