City of Kearney regulations prohibit placement of advertising signs on utility poles, traffic controllers, and traffic signs. It is also against the law for anyone to place a sign, poster, or notice of any kind in the street right-of-way or on any other structure located in the right-of-way. A good standard is to keep signs to the inside of a sidewalk or fifteen (15) feet from the roadside.
Signs that are hung on utility poles, traffic signs, or traffic lights create a safety risk and also may cause damage. They also create a traffic hazard when placed on roadside corners by distracting drivers or blocking the view of motorists. Even small signs stuck into the ground are a potential traffic hazard if located in the right-of-way.
We are asking for your cooperation and compliance with the above regulations. The City may remove and discard illegally posted signs.