DOTD encourages candidates to be mindful of guidelines when posting campaign signs

Published 11:56 am Tuesday, September 27, 2022

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind candidates that as they conduct their campaign for public office, please keep the following in mind:
1. It is against Louisiana Law to place signs within the right of way of a state highway.

2. Campaign signs placed in the right of way will be removed and stored at the nearest DOTD parish maintenance unit for 30 days. Contact information for the DOTD Districts can be found below.

A good rule of thumb is to place your sign behind existing utility poles on property where you have received permission from the private property owner. Most utilities are within the DOTD right of way.

For directions about where and how to reclaim any of your signs that have been removed by DOTD personnel, please refer to the list below.

Thank you for your cooperation and your help in keeping our road ways safe for the citizens of Louisiana.

DOTD DISTRICT 02
1440 US 90
Bridge City, LA 70094
Phone: 504-437-3100

DOTD DISTRICT 03
228 Rue des Voyages
Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: 337-262-6100

DOTD DISTRICT 04
3339 Industrial Drive
Bossier City, LA 71112
Phone: 318-549-8300

DOTD DISTRICT 05
8010 Desiard Street
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: 318-342-0100

DOTD DISTRICT 07
5827 US 90 East
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Phone: 337-437-9100

DOTD DISTRICT 08
3300 MacArthur Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: 318-561-5100

DOTD DISTRICT 58
6217 La. 15 South
Chase, LA 71324-0110
Phone: 318-412-3100

DOTD DISTRICT 61
8100 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Phone: 225-231-4100

DOTD DISTRICT 62
685 N. Morrison Boulevard
Hammond, LA 70401
Phone: 985-375-0100

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey.