Is MoDOT using road signs to urge voters to support a tax increase?

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 22 at 10:25 PM

(KMOV.com) – News 4 has learned there are three controversial signs along St. Louis area highways urging voters to support a sales tax increase.

Two of the signs are near major highways. One is along Interstate 44 and the other is along Interstate 55. The signs, which urge voters to approve Amendment 7, a sales tax hike that would fund repairs for roads and bridges, are the same type of signs that are used by MoDOT to warn drivers of construction.

However, the signs are posted along roads on private property. A St. Charles attorney said the signs are confusing but were posted by construction firms that could benefit if the voters approve Amendment 7.

MoDOT told News 4 they said the signs are confusing but said they are not associated with the agency. MoDOT also said it is making sure political signs stay off its property.

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