The Indiana Department of Transportation urges political candidates and their supporters to keep our roads free from encroaching campaign signs for the safety of the motoring public. The signs can block visibility for traffic entering and exiting the roadway at intersections and driveways. Areas that should remain sign-free include intersections, interchanges and rights of way that run along the roadway. Where the right of way is not clearly marked, boundaries may be estimated as the fence line, the back of the ditch or behind utility poles.
Indiana Code 9-21-4-6 authorizes INDOT and local governments to remove advertising signs from their public highways. INDOT staff removes encroaching signs as part of their normal maintenance activities and takes the signs to a nearby INDOT maintenance facility, where they may be reclaimed by their owners.