State Law Prohibits Campaign Signs on State Highway Right-of-way Areas

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) want to remind Hoosiers that campaign signs are prohibited from federal and state highway right-of-way areas according to state law.  

The right-of-way spots which must remain “sign-free” include:

     ·All interstates and their interchanges; and

     ·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;

    ·Where right-of-way is not clearly marked, it may be estimated as the back of the ditch, to the fence line or up to utility poles.


INDOT personnel are also required to remove all unauthorized signs. They will be taken to the nearest INDOT sub district office or unit, where they will be kept until after the election.  Campaign signs may be claimed by the owner between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, except for holidays.