Attention candidates: It is illegal to place campaign signs here

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

PennDOT wants to remind political candidates that campaign signs are not allowed within the department's right of way along state roads, interstates, expressways and other limited access highways.

Political signs also cannot be attached to light or signal posts, guide rails or other Pennsylvania Department of Transportation traffic control devices, the department said in a recent news release.

It is illegal to place any sign, including a temporary sign, within the PennDOT right of way, and the department can remove signs at any time.

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Removing campaign signs takes PennDOT workers away from more important tasks, such as highway maintenance and safety projects, the department says.

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Campaign signs placed along roadways may reduce drivers' ability to see cross traffic at intersections, and wired posts left behind can harm PennDOT employees when they mow the area.

Signs removed from the right of way are stored at the PennDOT county maintenance office for 30 days prior to disposal.

— Reach Anthony Maenza at or @atmaenza on Twitter.