State DOT posts regulations for political signs

In a recent news release from the New York State Department of Transportation, political candidates were notified of state regulations regarding the placement of political signs. Political signs are categorized as temporary signs, as are advertisements for fairs, festivals and school events. Signs may remain in the states right-of-way up to three days after the event has occurred. Signs are not to be placed on the right-of-way of any controlled-access or expressway-type road, such as Interstate 87. Also, signs should not present any operational problems for workers to maintain the roadside, such as mowing. Further, signs should not cause a sight-distance problem or interfere with safe traffic movement in any area including intersections. Finally, signs should not be placed in a median or traffic island-type area where they are a distraction. If temporary signs of any kind are placed in any of these areas and cause problems, state DOT workers will remove them. For more information, contact state DOT public information officer Michael R. Flick at 1-315-785-2218.

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