(a)  The Department shall determine which highways are eligible for adoption.

(b)  The Department shall determine the designation of the section of right‑of‑way to be adopted.  The Department will consider community sentiment in determining the designation of the section of right‑of‑way to be adopted.

(c)  State roads in residential neighborhoods will not normally be available for adoption.  Exceptions include roads adopted by the neighborhood residents.  Underlying fee owners' objections to a specific adoption shall be considered.

(d)  If any of the Program's actions are determined to be contrary to any statutory restrictions, or any restrictions on the use of appropriated funds for political activities, the Department may take any necessary remedial action, including, but not limited to, the removal of the erected signs displaying the Program Participant's name or acronym or the termination of the adoption agreement.

(e)  Names, titles or words placed on Adopt‑A‑Highway signs shall be approved by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-350;

Eff. November 1, 1991;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1993;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.