ARDOT: Unlawful to place campaign signs in highway right of ways


The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is reminding candidates for political office and their supporters that it is unlawful to place campaign signs on highway right of ways in Arkansas.

“There are several Arkansas statutes addressing encroachment and the placing of signs or other objects on highway right of way,” ARDOT Director Lorie Tudor said.

The laws permit only official directional, informational, and regulatory highway signs on state-owned highway property. The local area maintenance office removes all other signs.

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Although ARDOT personnel will remove any signs placed on the right of way and will similarly contact owners of large billboard signs, the owners can still pick up their signs during normal business hours at the nearest area maintenance office.

“The Arkansas Department of Transportation encourages everyone to follow the right of way laws to keep the roadsides clear and ensure our highways are as safe as possible,” Tudor said.