INDOT warning it will remove campaign signs in highway rights-of-way

first_img INDOT warning it will remove campaign signs in highway rights-of-way Facebook WhatsApp By 95.3 MNC – May 5, 2020 0 293 Facebook Pinterest Previous articleINDOT looks to reopen four bypass ramps around South Bend on FridayNext articleThe City of Elkhart announces reopening plan 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Twitter (95.3 MNC) The Indiana Department of Transportation is reminding Hoosiers to keep campaign signs out of the state highway rights-of-way. Campaign signs are not permitted in state rights-of-way any time of the year, whether it is a primary or general election cycle. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the primary election date in Indiana has moved to June 2, 2020.Areas that should remain sign-free include:IntersectionsInterchangesRights-of-way that run parallel to highways, including medians, shoulders and roadside areasWhere the right of way is not clearly marked, boundaries may be estimated as the fence line, the back of the ditch or behind utility poles.INDOT personnel will remove campaign signs and other illegal signs from right-of-way—pursuant to code —as they are encountered in normal highway maintenance activities.  Crews may also remove a specific sign if it presents an immediate safety risk, such as being too close to the roadway or creating a sight obstruction. Campaign signs placed off the right-of-way will not be removed.Removed signs will be taken to the nearest INDOT facility. Campaign signs may be claimed by the owner between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays. Please note that during Governor Holcomb’s stay-at-home order, signs will not be available for pickup.To report signs placed in the right-of-way, contact INDOT customer service at http://www.indot4u.com or 1-855-463-6848. Twitter Pinterest Google+ Google+ IndianaLocalNews WhatsApplast_img

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