INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.(WTWO/WAWV) — The Indiana Department of Transportation is reminding Hoosiers to keep campaign signs out of the state highway rights-of-way.

Campaign signs in state highway right-of-way are prohibited by Indiana Code, they’re not permitted in state right-of-way any time of the year, whether it is a primary or general election cycle.

Areas that should remain sign-free include:

  • Intersections
  • Interchanges
  • Rights-of-way that run parallel to highways, including medians, shoulders and roadside areas

Where the right of way is not 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—under 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.