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Political sign rules apply to some Las Vegas streets; NDOT requires removal after 30 days

Primary election losers face July 14 deadline for indicators close to highways

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Political indicators are in all places, however rules from the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) make it clear that indicators will probably be eliminated in the event that they violate strict rules.

Political indicators usually are not allowed throughout the right-of-way of state highways, and most of the metropolis streets and county roads within the valley are designated as a part of the National Highway System. Political indicators alongside Interstate 15 and Interstate 515 are prohibited. In the Las Vegas valley, these restrictions apply to the next roads:

  • U.S. 95, Including Summerlin Parkway
  • 215 Beltway
  • Boulder Highway
  • Rancho Drive

Portions of the next roads are additionally lined (see map under checklist):

  • Charleston Boulevard
  • Sahara Avenue
  • Tropicana Avenue
  • Lake Mead Boulevard
  • Craig Road
  • Rainbow Boulevard
  • Eastern Avenue
  • Paradise Road
  • Nellis Boulevard
  • North fifth Street
  • Pahrump Valley Road (SR160)
  • Lake Mead Parkway
  • St. Rose Parkway
(Nevada Department of Transportation)

Signs on non-public property alongside these roads are additionally included, relying on their distance from the street:

“Political signs adjacent to and within 660 feet of any NHS highway must meet federal spacing, size, zoning, and lighting requirements and a permit must be obtained from the appropriate NDOT District Office, except as noted below. A non-refundable fee of $200.00 will be charged for this permit,” in accordance to NDOT. Any sign that’s 4-foot-by-8-foot or smaller doesn’t require a allow, however the rules nonetheless apply.

A candidate for Clark County Sheriff has a sign posted on Paradise Road simply south of Flamingo Road on Monday, May 23. (Greg Haas / 8NewsNow)

NDOT states that political indicators on non-public property adjoining to a state freeway have to be eliminated inside 30 days after the first election. The main is June 14, so the indicators of candidates who don’t advance should come down by July 14. Signs for candidates or questions showing on the final election poll do not need to be eliminated till 30 days after the final election.

If you see a sign that you just imagine is in violation of rules, you possibly can report it at:

(702) 385-6540

Campaigns with questions on what’s allowed can use the identical quantity to ask questions.

A candidate for Clark County Commission has a sign posted on Sahara Avenue simply west of Burnham Avenue on Monday, May 23. (Greg Haas / 8NewsNow)

Political indicators are outlined as short-term or moveable indicators promoting for (or towards) a candidate for public office or a political occasion or viewpoint. Rights-of-way can embrace medians, sidewalks and some sorts of adjoining property. The following rules apply to all indicators situated close to state a freeway right-of-way:

  • Political indicators should not distract drivers.
  • The sign can not resemble official site visitors indicators.
  • The sign can not block view of on-coming site visitors.

Apart from state necessities, native governmental companies can and do have various standards relating to placement of political indicators on metropolis and county roads. These native restrictions fluctuate enormously among the many varied entities and have to be checked regionally.

Any indicators positioned in a freeway right-of-way will probably be eliminated by NDOT.

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