MODOT cautions against improper placement of signs

Date 2012/6/21 7:00:00 | Topic: News

Missouri Department of Transportation is respectfully asking the public for their help in keeping the state-owned right of way clear of objects including political and other yard signs.
Placement of yard signs on state right of way can
sometimes, according to MoDOT, create a safety concern for motorists by blocking the visibility needed to safely proceed through an area as well as enter or exit driveways and streets. In other situations, the placement of a sign can become
an obstacle for a driver to avoid in the event they must exit the roadway in an emergency.

MoDOT said the signs can also make it difficult to mow or maintain right of way. Also, MoDOT considered it dangerous for persons when installing or maintaining these signs to be on highway right of way in close proximity to traffic. When possible, MoDOT tries to identify and contact a sign owner before removing a sign. Once a sign is removed, it is held for 30 days and can be retrieved from the local MoDOT maintenance facility.



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