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DOT To Remove Illegal Signs From Right-Of-Way

Posted April 3, 2003

— State Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett on Thursday directed district engineers to remove all illegal advertisements placed within highway right-of-way limits as part of their routine highway inspection and maintenance process.

North Carolina law prohibits the placement of any signs other than regulatory signs within the highway right-of-way. North Carolina Department of Transportation workers will dispose of illegal signs.

They won't start taking the signs down until next week at the earliest.

"Keeping our roadsides free of clutter and trash is an important part of our commitment to provide citizens with a safe and well-maintained highway system," Tippett said. "Removing these signs and reminding advertisers of the law will also improve scenery for citizens and visitors traveling along our highways."

Potential advertisers are encouraged to review the laws regarding sign placement by contacting their local district engineer's office.

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