The Kansas Department of Transportation sent out a reminder last week that political signs are not allowed on highway rights of way. Only regulatory, guide, and warning signs are allowed on highway rights of way in Kansas.
When maintenance crews find political or business advertising signs on a highway right of way, the signs are removed immediately without notice. Prohibited signs are taken to the nearest KDOT sub-area office, where they can be picked up by the owner with the agreement they will not be placed on state right of way again. All political campaign signs not picked up will be disposed of after the election.
Political campaign advertising is allowed on private property bordering state right of way, but only with permission from the property owner.
KDOT administers all interstate, U.S., and Kansas highways in the state, totaling 9,500 miles of highways.