SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA9) -- John Nolan, Communications Director for Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity, says that Fairfax County's program to pick up illegally placed signs is a success so far.
In a press release on Tuesday, Nolan wrote:
"July 1 signified the start of the County's signs program which will scour over 200 miles of roads in Fairfax County picking up illegally placed signs in the medians and roadways. This momentous step is the culmination of over a year's worth of hard work by Supervisor Pat Herrity (R - Springfield) who first brought the issue to the Board in December of 2011, and then worked with Delegate Albo to get the necessary changes to the state code to give the County the ability to collect signs.
Since the change in the state code, a combination of self-enforcement by both political parties and their candidates and increased enforcement by VDOT, including the assessment of fines, have resulted in a significant reduction in illegal sign blight. With the County's involvement further bolstering the no tolerance of signs in medians movement, this blight could be removed from our roads altogether."