No politicking along the highways!
That’s the message from the Nebraska Department of Roads, which is reminding state residents it is against the law to erect political campaign signs, or any signs for that matter, on state highway right-of-way.
This is the time of year for political signs, which at times can creep onto roadsides.
If the signs get posted, they will be taken down.
Crews with the Department of Roads will remove political signs on the rights-of-way. They won’t be destroyed. Road crews store them for a “brief period of time” in NDOR maintenance yards. They can be reclaimed by the owners.
Though the reminder comes during this political time of year, it applies to more than just campaign signs. No signs of any kind can be posted on the rights-of-way, including commercial sales, private business stands, and garage sale signs. Also, farm equipment, salvage items, and debris cannot be parked along the roadways or in the medians, with the exception of haying equipment which is permitted until mid-September.
Nebraska state law prohibits physical or functional encroachments upon the right-of-way of state highways, except during hay harvesting operations.