Hoosiers asked to keep campaign signs out of rights of way

The Indiana Dept. of Transportation is urging political candidates and their supporters to keep our roads free from encroaching campaign signs for the safety of the motoring public. The signs can block visibility for traffic entering and exiting the roadway at intersections and driveways.

Areas that should remain sign-free include intersections, interchanges and rights of way that run along the roadway. Where the right of way is not clearly marked, boundaries may be estimated as the fence line, the back of the ditch or behind utility poles.

Sign removal

Indiana Code 9-21-4-6 authorizes INDOT and local governments to remove advertising signs from their public highways. INDOT staff removes encroaching signs encountered during normal maintenance activities and that are reported as potential safety hazards.

For hours of operation or to report signs blocking visibility, contact your regional INDOT district. A map of INDOT’s districts and subdistricts and contact information is at: http://entapps.indot.in.gov/dotmaps/districtmaps

Submitted release.