Workers take the signs to a GDOT district headquarters, where they’re held for 30 days, giving the owners a chance to reclaim them. If the signs are not claimed, they’re destroyed.
GDOT says it removes thousands of signs across the state during an election year. But there are so many it’s hard to get them all. So as election season heats up, expect to see plenty of illegal signs cluttering the roadside and maybe blocking your view as you’re trying to inch out into traffic.