CRAWFORDSVILLE -- 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 required by state law to remove all unauthorized signs within the state right-of-way. The right-of-way areas which 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 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, except for holidays. The Cloverdale Subdistrict, located northeast of Interstate-70 and United States 231, can be contacted at 765-795-6825. The Terre Haute Subdistrict, located near I-70 and State Road 46, can be contacted at 812-232-7921.
The public or candidates can also call INDOT toll-free at 888-924-6368.