As primary elections
approach, the Indiana Department of Transportation reminds Hoosiers that
campaign signs are prohibited from state right-of-way according to Indiana
INDOT personnel are
required by state law to remove all unauthorized signs within the state
right-of-way. Areas that should remain sign-free include:
Rights-of-way that run
parallel to highways
Where the right of way is
not clearly marked, boundaries may be estimated as the fence line, the back
of a ditch or behind utility poles.
INDOT personnel will remove
campaign signs and other illegal signs from right-of-way, pursuant to code,
as they are encountered in normal highway maintenance activities. Crews may
also remove a specific sign if it presents an immediate safety risk, such as
being too close to the roadway or creating a sight obstruction. Campaign
signs placed off the right-of-way will not be removed.
Removed signs will be taken
to the nearest INDOT facility. Campaign signs may be claimed by the owner
between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
To report signs placed in
the right-of-way, contact INDOT customer service at http://www.indot4u.com