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 As Election Day draws near, the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding political parties, candidates and their supporters that the law dictates where campaign signs can be placed along Texas roadways.
"We want to remind everyone that TxDOT has specific guidelines about sign placement on a right-of-way," said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer for the Lufkin District. "We see more signs during election time and we tend to forget that if a political sign is placed on or within the right of way, maintenance crews will remove it without notice. So it is important to review the guidelines prior to posting the signs."
Posting signage on public lands is illegal. TxDOT is urging candidates, constituents and supporters to remember:
 
  *   It is illegal to place any signs on or within the right of way. This includes posting signs on trees, telephone poles, traffic signs and other objects on the right of way.
  *   Campaign signs along Texas roads can be placed on private property with the owner's permission.
Signs must be made of lightweight material and be no larger than 50 square feet.
  *   Campaign signs may be posted as early as 90 days before an election (no earlier) and must be removed within 10 days after the election.
  *   Before placing a sign inside of incorporated city limits, check with the city for applicable ordinances.
  *   If a sign is placed in the right of way or poses a traffic hazard, it will be removed without prior notice. All costs associated with sign removal will be paid by the sign owner.
For answers regarding signage, visit txdot.gov or contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov<mailto:Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov> or (936) 633-4395.
 
 

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