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Advertising and Political Signs Illegal on MoDOT Right-Of-Way

 Advertising and Political Signs Illegal on MoDOT Right-Of-Way

HANNIBAL-The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) would like to remind everyone that posting of any kind of sign (political, real estate, advertising or personal) on state right-of-way along highways is illegal and can constitute a distracting and/or a traffic hazard.

Section 227.220RSMO 1949 prohibits advertising signs or display materials, and will be removed by local maintenance personnel and held at the nearest MoDOT maintenance facility for 30 days so the owners may claim them. After 30 days, the material will be disposed of.

MoDOT appreciates the cooperation of candidates who are running for a political office to ensure their signs are not placed on state right-of-way.

People wanting additional information about this and other projects being handled by MoDOT should call the district’s toll free customer service center at 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (888-275-6636) during normal business hours or visit our website at