Rushville Republican

October 4, 2012

Political sign season guidelines

Encroaching signs prohibited from state right-of-way

Staff Writer
Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) reminds all Hoosiers that campaign signs are prohibited from federal and state highway rights-of-way by Indiana Code 9-21-4-6.

INDOT personnel are empowered by state law to remove unauthorized signs, including real estate, advertising and political signage within the state right-of-way.

The right-of-way areas that must remain “sign free” for the safety of the motoring public include:

All interstates and their interchanges;

All intersections where at least one local, state or federal road intersects with a state or federal highway; and

All rights-of-way paralleling federal or state highways (the right-of-way extends to the back of the ditch, to the fence line or up to utility poles). INDOT crews will not pull signs placed behind the ditch, fence line or beyond the public utility poles.

Removed signs will be saved at the nearest INDOT Subdistrict office.

Candidates may reclaim signs between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays:

Cambridge City Subdistrict, 1241 S. State Road 1; Phone:  765-478-4925

Greenfield Subdistrict, 932 W. Osage Street; Phone:  317-467-3459