Directional signs for SD tourism banned in some areasThe new rules would ban tourist-oriented directional signs located in the highway right of way within the corporate limits of a municipality.
By: Bob Mercer, Republic Capitol Bureau
PIERRE — The state Transportation Commission adopted additional restrictions regarding tourist-oriented directional signs in highway rights of way Thursday.
The new rules would ban tourist-oriented directional signs located in the highway right of way within the corporate limits of a municipality.
They also would bar installation of tourist-oriented directional signs in the highway right of way for businesses within a municipality. The additional restrictions proceed next to the Legislature’s rules review committee for a final decision whether they can be adopted.
The directional signs have been intended under state rules to be used at rural intersections within 20 miles of a rural business or tourist-oriented business.
No one submitted written comments or appeared to testify at a public hearing Thursday. The rules were proposed by state Department of Transportation staff.
Still unclear is how existing signs would be handled if they are in violation of the new rules.