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Kansas doesn’t allow political signs by highways

June 20, 2012

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— The Kansas Department of Transportation is warning candidates and their supporters that the state doesn't allow political signs to be posted alongside highways.

The agency says the rule applies not only to Kansas routes and U.S. highways but to interstates in the state's 9,500-mile system.

KDOT is warning that if its crews find political signs in the right of way for a highway or interstate, they'll confiscate them immediately, without notice. Crews will then take the signs to the nearest KDOT regional office and keep them until they are claimed.

If signs are claimed, the owner will have to agree not to post them alongside highways again. KDOT says it will dispose of signs that aren't claimed after the November elections.

Comments

whats_going_on 2 years, 6 months ago

I wish Kansas would also outlaw political garbage on television. I can't stand it anymore.

"Obamacare.......try ObamaCLAIRE"

barf.

Acey 2 years, 6 months ago

Wow. Never heard this before. Where can I get the piece of legislation with ALL the details?

Let's take 6th Street and 23rd, for example, and Iowa. They are "highways." Is this going to be in effect within the city limits?

JayhawkFan1985 2 years, 6 months ago

under state law, 6th, Iowa and 23rd are city streets that have been designated as state highways. The city owns the right of way. KDOT pays Lawrence $3000 per year per lane mile to help with road maintenance. KDOT also has shared responsibility with the city for speed limits, traffic signal approval/timing of phases, and driveway approvals. I suspect KDOT would defer to the city inside town. This rule would definitely apply outside town and on interstates inside cities.

Catalano 2 years, 6 months ago

Well, basically, since you already can't post yard signs in any ROW inside the city limits, that should take care of the highways inside Lawrence.

ModerateOne 2 years, 6 months ago

This article discusses signs in the public "right of way," which is another way of saying that if you put a sign on KDOT property it will be removed. Signs on private property that adjoins a right of way are OK provided they comply with other law (e.g. safety and line of sight restrictions).

irvan moore 2 years, 6 months ago

i don't think they should allow kansas politicians by the road either, don't think they're smart enough to not get run over trying to cross the road

jonas_opines 2 years, 6 months ago

"don't think they're smart enough to not get run over trying to cross the road"

But. . . . doesn't that mean you should Encourage them to hang out by the road?

DillonBarnes 2 years, 6 months ago

Now if a politician stands by the road, can we remove them and put them in storage until after November?

Mike Ford 2 years, 6 months ago

remove the offensive sign along I 70 in Junction City equating President Obama to an ape.

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