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Video: MDOT Clears Up Confusion On Roadside Memorials

OKTIBBEA County, Miss. (WCBI)-It’s caused quite an uproar throughout our area. The Mississippi Department of Transportation removing roadside memorials.

Many family and friends are confused by the regulations MDOT goes by so Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert wants to clear up a few things on the topic.

“The only memorials that are allowed by state and federal law are those through the legislative process regardless of the nature of the accident or requires legislation approval. There are two very confusing points to all this one is public verses private property. And the other issue of course is there are different levels of government involved with different of roads. So what’s inconsistent or sometimes can be confusing is that we may see memorials that are on certain kinds of roads, but not other kinds of roads,” says

Mike Tagert says MDOT’s main concern is the safety for drivers.