October 24, 2014

Around Town

QUESTION: What are the regulations regarding political signs on local highways such as U.S. 56 Highway?

ANSWER: By law, all right of way on state highways is to be used exclusively for highway purposes.  Only regulatory, guide signs and warning signs are allowed on the state highway system.
The public should be aware that all political campaign signs or billboards are prohibited on the state right of way.
When Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) maintenance crews find political or business advertising on state right of way, the signs will be removed immediately without notice.  All such signs will then be taken to the closest KDOT subarea office where they can be picked up by the owner with the agreement they will not be placed on state right of way again.  All political campaign signs not picked up will be disposed of after the election.
Political campaign advertising is allowed on private property bordering state right of way.

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