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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

Mike Ford 1 year, 10 months ago

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

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consumer1 1 year, 10 months ago

Why did the politician cross the road????

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DillonBarnes 1 year, 10 months ago

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

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irvan moore 1 year, 10 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

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consumer1 1 year, 10 months ago

What about Garage Sale signs for Obama?

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ModerateOne 1 year, 10 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).

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Catalano 1 year, 10 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.

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Acey 1 year, 10 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?

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whats_going_on 1 year, 10 months ago

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

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

barf.

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toe 1 year, 10 months ago

The last thing government wants is any indication of civilian control of the bureaucracy.

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