INDOT Removing Some Campaign Signs

first_imgAs state and local politicians run for office, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) hopes the campaign trail doesn’t run commuters off the road.INDOT reportedly received numerous complaints from residents regarding political campaign signage along state highways in the southeast portion of the state. Indiana law prohibits campaign signs from federal and state highway right-of-way.State highway crews have been removing campaign signs and other illegal postings from right-of-ways during normal maintenance activities.Individual signs that are too close to the road or could cause obstruction to a driver are specifically targeted.According to INDOT, The right-of-way areas which must remain “sign-free” include:All interstates and their interchanges; andAll intersections where at least one local, state or federal road intersects with a state or federal highway; andAll rights-of-way paralleling federal or state highways;Where right-of-way is not clearly marked, it may be estimated as the back of the ditch, to the fence line or up to utility poles.Removed signs are taken to the nearest INDOT subdistrict office where they can be re-claimed by their owners between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.Aurora Subdistrict—8074 U.S. 50 at Aurora, Ind., 812-926-0376Bloomington Subdistrict—2965 Prow Road at Bloomington, Ind., 812-332-1411Columbus Subdistrict—3545 Two Mile Road at Columbus, Ind., 812-372-7837Falls City Subdistrict—5701 U.S. Highway 31 at Clarksville, Ind., 812-282-7493Madison Subdistrict—1875 W. JPG Woodfill Road at Madison, Ind., 812-574-4368The INDOT Seymour District Customer Service Desk can be called at 877-305-7611.last_img read more

Countdown to Camp: Eric Dungey has shown he can lead Syracuse’s offense, but can he do it for a full season?

first_imgSyracuse football’s training camp begins July 30. Every day leading up to camp, The Daily Orange’s football beat writers will take a look at some of the upcoming season’s most pressing storylines, players and position battles. Read more on the Countdown to Camp here.For the second straight offseason, the questions surrounding Eric Dungey have nothing to do with his play.The junior quarterback averaged 297.7 passing yards per game and had 293 rushing yards for the season. He accounted for 21 touchdowns. Yet Dungey missed considerable time. For the second straight year, he missed the last three games of the season due to “upper-body injury.”Dungey took a step forward last year as a quarterback despite learning a new system from the year prior. His second year in Dino Babers up-tempo offense should help him solidify his spot in the upper echelon of Atlantic Coast Conference quarterbacks. The one hurdle he’ll have to overcome to get there is his health.Before last season, Dungey pledged to try to stay in the pocket more. In the second game of the season against Louisville, he tried hurdling a defender and got flipped over in the process. After the upset victory over Virginia Tech in mid-October, Babers’ said the offense needed Dungey’s running ability.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“At certain times, we’re willing to put him at risk,” Babers said at the postgame press conference, pausing before saying risk. “I would love to play a game where our quarterback never has to run the ball. I’d love to play a game where our quarterback never gets touched. And I have played games like that. But right now, at this time … we have to be calculated and we need his legs in our offense.”Jessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerThe SU offense was much more dynamic with Dungey running, especially because there wasn’t much production from the running backs. With two big receiving weapons next year, and a still-young offensive line, it appears Dungey’s legs will still need to be a crucial component of the SU attack.There are some positives. For the second straight year, Dungey bulked up in the offseason before spring ball. And last year, he more often slid and ran out of bounds to avoid hits than he did in 2015. He will need to continue to do that consistently.But he missed the end of each of the past two seasons after taking shots to the head. Should the hits keep piling up, Dungey’s career could be in jeopardy.He seems poised to play at a high level this season. Based on his past, though, it’s unclear if he’ll be available for all of it. Comments Published on July 28, 2017 at 10:23 am Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more