Mowing and Navigating Intersections with High Vegetation

Kent County Road Commission maintains nearly 2,000 lane miles of county roads, equating to nearly 4,000 roadside miles. (This is exclusive of the state road miles KCRC maintains under contract for MDOT).

Like snow plowing, mowing is done systematically to achieve the highest efficiency and cover the greatest number of miles per day. Residents are encouraged to mow the right-of-way bordering their property to control growth to their preferred level.

Here's a closer look at KCRC’s mowing strategy

Strategic Coverage for Maximum Impact

KCRC works methodically to maintain roadsides, deploying mowers from each of KCRC’s four complexes. Mowing continues five days a week to achieve two passes of a mower along county roadsides between the months of May and August. KCRC’s mowers travel at speeds below 5 miles per hour and must watch for obstructions along their route; this means that covering 4,000 roadside miles takes time.

Like snow plowing, mowing is done systematically to achieve the highest efficiency and cover the greatest number of miles per day.

Property Owners

Property owners are encouraged to mow the area along their property for better visibility and safety. This allows residents and businesses to control growth to their preferred level.

Navigating Intersections with High Vegetation

In this video, Managing Director Jerry Byrne explains how to safely navigate an intersection with high vegetation.

  • The Kent County Sheriff's Department advises that in normal daylight conditions, if a motorists do not have a clear line of sight to an opposing driver's eyes, the opposing driver may not know the motorist is there. Just as importantly, if a person does not feel they can pass through an intersection safely, an alternate route can be considered.