NC DOT provides administrative oversight to effectively control the erection and maintenance of outdoor advertising signs and junkyards.
Effective control of outdoor advertising by the state was required under the 1965 Highway Beautification Act
. The Outdoor Advertising Control program in North Carolina became effective October 15, 1972 upon agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation. NCDOT is responsible for controlling the erection and maintenance of outdoor advertising signs adjacent to the interstate and federal-aid primary highways as they existed on June 1, 1991, and/or any highway that is or becomes a part of the National Highway System (NHS).
Responsibility for the regulation and control of junkyards located within 1,000 feet of the nearest edge of the right-of-way of any interstate or primary highway (or any highway that is or becomes a part of the NHS) is also delegated to NCDOT under G.S. 136-141-155.
NCDOT provides administrative oversight for the effective control and organization of data. It also offers direction and assistance in the interpretation of rules and regulations.