DOTD to remove illegally placed signs along LA 191 in Sabine Parish
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 9:26:47 AM

DOTD to remove illegally placed signs along LA 191 in Sabine Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises residents that beginning Monday, January 7, 2019, DOTD maintenance crews in Sabine Parish will be removing illegal signs along the LA 191 corridor.

All illegally placed signs on state right-of-way, regardless of size and mounting location, will be removed and disposed of by DOTD maintenance personnel. Prior to removal, DOTD personnel will be placing red stickers on signs with economic value as required by DOTD policy. An example of a sign with economic value would be a sign constructed of plywood and 2”x 4” studs. Signs of no economic value will not be identified with the red sticker. Examples of signs with no economic value would be a cardboard sign stapled to a wooden utility pole, or inserted into the ground with a wire frame.

Signs placed illegally in state right-of-way can impede visibility and contribute to driver distraction, creating a safety hazard. DOTD considers the safety of its highways to be a top priority. Additionally, this corridor along LA 191 is officially considered the Toledo Bend Forest Scenic Byway, one of 18 scenic byways across Louisiana, and illegally placed signs detract from the natural beauty of the byway.

DOTD appreciates the cooperation of local businesses in removing these signs prior to January 7, 2019, as well as their continued cooperation in ensuring no illegal signs are installed on state rights-of-way.

Contact information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
District 08
(318) 549-8402