Roadside Signs Frustrate Fort Worth City Employees

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – During election time, temporary signs seem to sprout organically along the roads, dwarfing the standard postings looking for home sellers or 20something singles.

State law says they’re not supposed to be in public right-of-ways, medians or on poles.

“I think its a waste of good trees,” said Michael Fagan, a Fort Worth driver, as he looked at a long line of large campaign signs lining a southwest Fort Worth street. “It seems like there’s one every 30 feet. And each progressive one is bigger than the next.”

Eye sores? Perhaps. But for the City of Fort Worth, they are signs of far larger problems ahead: City officials fear they could soon become dangerous for drivers and, if not, a pain to clean up.

“In the right of way its an obstruction hazard for drivers,” said Brandon Bennett, Fort Worth’s Director of Code Compliance. “It …

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