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LYN-09-063

March 31, 2009



VDOT ADDRESSING ILLEGAL SIGN ISSUES
Owners face fines and removal of signs

LYNCHBURG – Staff with the Lynchburg District of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has seen a recent increase in the number of illegal signs in VDOT right of way and is taking the necessary legal steps to address the issue.

Signs which are placed on VDOT right of way create safety hazards and could cost the owners a civil penalty of $100. Additional monies can be, also, collected for the cost of removal.

Those signs which block the ability to see oncoming traffic or which impede VDOT’s maintenance operations are removed immediately. Owners of signs are notified and given the opportunity to pick up the signs.

Counties across the state are working with VDOT to clean up the roadside and to make them safe for everyone.



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