Political campaign signs will be popping up everywhere now through November and many times these signs appear along roadsides. Mary Jo Oie is the spokesperson for the Nebraska Department of Roads and says putting signs along the state highway right-of-way is against the law.
Oie encourages people putting up signs to check with their local roads department to find out where the boundaries are. Signs can be placed on private property but not own state right-of-way areas as they are a distraction and can be dangerous.
The Nebraska Department of Roads will remove signs that are improperly placed. They will be stored for a short period of time in district State Roads Department maintenance yards and can be reclaimed by owners.
Oie says it is illegal to place anything along the right-of-way. That includes errant plantings or harvesting operations, large equipment, salvage items, vehicles for sale or private business stands.