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Albemarle to Crack Down on Signs Cluttering Entrance Corridors

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Albemarle County is cracking down on signs cluttering entrance corridors -  and if you put them up, you could pay a hefty fine.

County inspectors are beginning their latest roundup of illegal advertising signs on major roads, like Route 29 and Route 250. The rules first went into effect in 2009, and prohibit any advertising signs anywhere in the highway right of way.      

"That kind of clutter is a distraction, so it becomes a safety issue for VDOT and for the public," said Ron Higgins, chief of zoning for Albemarle County.

Illegal advertisements may be discarded by the county, and could earn violators a $100 fine per sign.

County inspectors conduct sweeps typically once a year. They will begin their latest sweep sometime in April.

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