ARDOT reminds political candidates and their supporters that it is unlawful to place campaign signs on highway right of ways in Arkansas.
“There are several Arkansas statutes addressing encroachment and the placing of signs or other objects on highway right of way,” stated ARDOT Director Lorie Tudor.
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Laws permit only official directional, informational and regulatory highway signs on state-owned highway property. The local Area Maintenance Office removes all other signs.
ARDOT personnel will remove any yard signs placed on the right of way and will contact owners of large billboard signs to notify the responsible party to remove them. Owners can pick up the signs during normal business hours at the nearest ARDOT Area Maintenance Office.
“The Arkansas Department of Transportation encourages everyone to follow the right of way laws to keep the roadsides clear and ensure our highways are as safe as possible,” Director Tudor said.