MDOT Reminds Campaign Supporters of Sign Rules
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 02:12:17 EDT
Signs of summer are popping up all over, and so are campaign signs as candidate gear up for a primary election in August and the November election.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is reminding residents of the importance of following regulations that have been established to insure political signs are placed in safe locations and conforming to state regulations.
Signs must be placed more than 30 feet from the edge of the roadway (or from the white line along the edge) on highways without barrier-type curbs. On highways with barrier curbs, the signs must be more than 3 feet from the back of the curb. Signs are not allowed within clear vision areas at intersections or commercial driveways, or within limited-access rights of way.
Any signs with either steel or wooden posts that do not meet MDOT safety standards are not allowed in the right of way.
Candidates are responsible for obtaining approval from adjacent property owners before placing signs. Signs must be removed within 10 days after the election.
Campaign signs that do not meet these criteria will be removed. Candidates can pick up any removed signs at local MDOT offices and maintenance garages. Signs not claimed within seven days of their removal will be discarded.
For more information on campaign sign placement standards, visit the MDOT website.