Signs at the ARDOT maintenance office / 2012 file photo
The Arkansas Department of Transportation this week is reminding residents that campaign signs placed in state highway right-of-way should be removed by department staff members, per state law.
Smaller yard signs are to be immediately removed, but owners of larger billboard-type signs should be notified and given an opportunity to remove them first.
The law applies to all unauthorized signs, not just political campaign signs.
“There are several Arkansas statutes addressing encroachment and the placing of signs or other objects on highway right-of-way,” said Lorie Tudor, ARDOT director. “The Arkansas Department of Transportation encourages everyone to follow the right-of-way laws and keep the roadsides clear in order to ensure our highways are as safe as possible.”
All signs that are removed will be taken to the nearest ARDOT area maintenance office and can be picked up during normal business hours.
The District 4 office in Fayetteville is located on Highway 112 about a half-mile north of Sam’s Club near the intersection of Van Asche Drive.