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      MDOT reminds campaigners of roadside sign rules

      Local elections are coming up, and Marquette Department of Transportation wants to make sure campaigners know the rules for displaying their signs on the roads.

      Getting permission from any property owners before placing a political sign is one of the the most important rules, but MDOT says there are a few more things campaigners and their supporters need to be aware of.

      "We also ask that you put signs three feet behind curbed highway, that would be urban highway" says MDOT communications representative Dan Weingarten. "Thirty feet from the white line on the edge of rural highways, and you also can't block the sight distance areas around major intersections."

      If any sign is found to be in violation of the rules, it will be confiscated. If it isn't retrieved from MDOT within seven days, it will be disposed of.