NM panel to consider digital signs along highways

Posted at: 01/22/2014 9:28 AM
By: The Associated Press



SANTA FE (AP) - State officials may allow digital billboards along interstate highways and other federal routes in New Mexico.
    
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the state Transportation Commission on Thursday is scheduled to consider rule changes that could legalize electronic billboards.
    
States oversee off-site outdoor advertising along federal highways under agreements with federal agencies.
    
Outdoor advertisers already use digital signs in some places in New Mexico, including within the city of Albuquerque.
    
Critics say the signs are visual blight that damage the night sky. Outdoor advertising companies deny that their signs lighten dark skies.

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