19A NCAC 02E .0224      SCENIC BYWAYS

(a)  Outdoor advertising is prohibited adjacent to any highway designated as a scenic byway by the Board of Transportation after the date of the designation as scenic, regardless of the highway classification, except for outdoor advertising permitted in G.S. 136-129 (1), (2), (2a) or (3).

(b)  All lawfully erected outdoor advertising signs adjacent to a Scenic Byway that is on a controlled route for outdoor advertising shall become nonconforming signs and shall be subject to all applicable outdoor advertising regulations provided in 19A NCAC 02E.0200.  Any sign erected on a controlled route adjacent to a Scenic Byway after the date of official designation shall be an illegal sign as defined in G.S. 136-128 and G.S. 136-134.

(c)  Permits shall not be required for signs adjacent to scenic byways which were not on a controlled route for outdoor advertising.  The department shall maintain an inventory of signs that were in existence at the time the route was designated a Scenic byway.  Any sign erected after its designation as a Scenic Byway, except for outdoor advertising permitted in G.S. 136-129(1), (2), or (3), shall be an illegal sign as defined by G.S. 136-128 and G.S. 136-134.

(d)  Outdoor advertising signs adjacent to Scenic Byways that are not required to obtain permits are nonetheless governed by the rules in this section.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 136-129.2;

Eff. August 1, 2000.