Lake County Law and Order
September 28, 2012 5:20PM
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Updated: September 29, 2012 5:31PM
Political signs rules reminder by INDOT
State right-of-way areas must remain sign free for the safety of the motoring public, reminds the Indiana Department of Transportation.
State statute prevents the display of any type of sign, including political signs, from the right-of-way and authorizes INDOT personnel to remove those signs.
Unauthorized signs including real estate, advertising and political signs are prohibited on 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.
Removed signs will be saved at the nearest INDOT Subdistrict office. Candidates may reclaim signs between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays.
Local offices include: LaPorte Subdistrict, 315 Boyd Blvd., LaPorte; Gary Subdistrict, 7601 Melton Road, Gary; and Rensselaer Subdistrict, 1130 East Maple St., Rensselaer.
The public or candidates can also call INDOT toll-free at 855-GO-INDOT (855-464-6368).