- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - More campaign signs are going up across Mississippi as next week’s election approaches. But signs that are posted in the wrong places are coming down.

State law prohibits posting signs within the right of way of state highways, which includes shoulders and grassy areas. Mississippi Department of Transportation officials tell WAPT TV (https://bit.ly/1OMN4pi) the distance can reach as far as 300 feet from the center line of driving lanes.

MDOT says keeping the right of way clear of signs and banners prevents hazards and reduces dangers for drivers.

The signs that highway officials remove are held for up to two weeks. If no one claims the signs, the agency tosses them in the trash.

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Information from: WAPT-TV, https://www.wapt.com

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