Campaign signs forbidden from federal and state highways
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) issued a reminder Friday to all 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 the 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.
Signs which have been removed will be saved at the nearest INDOT Subdistrict office.
To reclaim signs, owners should call their local office for hours of operation.
Subdistrict offices are at the following locations:
* Frankfort, and
* Terre Haute.