Watch Where You Stick That Campaign Sign

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Campaign signs are popping up across the state with the primary election less than three months away and the Mississippi Department of Transportation says it is illegal to place those sings on any state highway right-of-way which could extend 300 feet or more from the centerline of the road. Signs are not permitted within areas necessary for clear vision at intersections and must not interfere with the sight distance of a driver and signs with steel or wooden posts pose potential hazards that may cause harm to roadside workers, may damage roadside equipment and may become projectiles if hit by mowers. Illegally placed signs will be removed and kept for two weeks at an MDOT maintenance facility before being discarded, although candidates may retrieve the signs from MDOT without penalty. MDOT says illegally placed campaign signs contribute to our state’s $3.2 million litter problem and spoil Mississippi’s natural beauty.


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