Campaign ads forbidden on highway right of way

For anyone planning to show support of a political campaign, the Kansas Department of Transportation reminds constituents that signs or billboards placed on highway rights of way are illegal.

Kansas law says all rights of way on state highways is exclusively for public highway use — for regulatory, guide, and warning signs.

KDOT maintenance crews that find political or business advertising will remove them immediately and without notice. Signs can be picked up by the owner at the nearest KDOT subarea office, with agreement they do not repeat the action.

Campaign advertisements are permissible, on private property bordering state right of way, but only with the property owner’s permission.

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