§238. Directional signs
A. The governing authority of any parish, municipality, or school board may request the Department of Transportation and Development to place directional signs on the rights of way of the streets and highways which are within the state highway system and which are within the territorial jurisdiction of the governing authority making the request.
B. As used in this Section, a "directional sign" is a sign which serves the public purpose of directing vehicular traffic to or identifying streets, highways, buildings, facilities, or other entities or locations which are of interest to the public. Entities or locations which are of interest to the public include but are not limited to governmental buildings, churches, libraries, public or private schools, hospitals, historic districts, seasonal attractions, and tourist attractions.
C. The request for directional signs shall be in writing, shall be in the form of a resolution unanimously passed by the governing authority making the request, and shall state the information which is to appear on the sign, the name and general location of the entity to which the public is to be directed, and the general location at which the sign is to be located.
D. The Department of Transportation and Development shall erect and maintain each sign requested under this Section in accordance with federal regulations.
E. The Department of Transportation and Development shall adopt administrative rules to implement the provisions of this Section as authorized by and in accordance with state law and federal regulations.
F. Any signing requested shall be paid for in advance, sign cost only, by the requestor or public body making such request.
Acts 1990, No. 976, §1; Acts 1999, No. 222, §1.