Campaign signs posted illegally along state roads will be removed, says INDOT

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Election Day is just over a week away, and political signs have been placed across central Indiana.

INDOT reminds campaigns and constituents that posting campaign signs on personal property and at businesses is OK, but posting in certain public areas is not.

INDOT says putting campaign signs along land parallel and adjacent to state highways, interstates, U.S. routes and state roads is illegal. This includes on the side of these roads and in the median.

The problem, INDOT says, is these signs make it difficult for drivers to see oncoming traffic.

If INDOT crews see these signs or get a report about them, the signs will be removed.

“That’s really for safety reasons,” said Nathan Riggs with INDOT. “We want to minimize distractions and also increase visibility, especially at intersections, making sure that people that might be pulling across the roadway or pulling onto the roadway can see.”

Signs removed by INDOT crews are taken to the nearest maintenance facility.

They can be picked up after the election.

Click here for INDOT contact information.