INDOT Urges Residents to Mind Right-of-Way to Display Campaign Signs


‘Tis the season for supporting candidates for elected office and the Indiana Department of Transportation is reminding residents to keep campaign signs out of the right-of-way.

INDOT says the signs can block traffic visibility at intersections and the right-of-way along the sides of the roadway. It may be difficult for some residents to pinpoint exactly where the right-of-way lies, but INDOT says using fence lines, utility poles, and the back of ditches is a good guide. 

Where signs are encroaching on the side of roadways, INDOT says they have the authority to remove them under Indiana code. Residents can often pick-up their signs from local highway departments or INDOT districts if they find their campaign signs missing.