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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 19. Highways and Ferries
- Chapter 25. Protection and Use of State Highways and Roads
- Section 260. Roadside Memorials Permitted.
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. Relocation or Removal of Memorial.
AS 19.25.260. Roadside Memorials Permitted.
- (a) Notwithstanding AS 19.25.090
, 19.25.105, and 19.25.200, a person may, for a period of not more than
two years, place in the right-of-way but outside of the traveled way of a state highway a temporary memorial for a
decedent who died as a result of a traffic accident, or other incident in the right-of-way, at or reasonably near the
site where the memorial is located.
- (b) A memorial must not interfere with the use of the highway, with other uses of the right-of-way, with the visibility of
directional and other official signs and notices, or with highway safety, construction, or maintenance.
- (c) The person who places a memorial in the right-of-way of a state highway shall
- (1) post the person's contact information on the memorial;
- (2) inform the department of the location within seven days of placement of the memorial; and
- (3) provide the person's contact information to the department.
- (d) A person may not place a political or commercial message on a memorial.
- (e) A person may not place reflective material or another item on a memorial if that material or item would be distracting
to drivers and other users of the right-of-way.
- (f) The state is not liable for damage to, or damage or injury resulting from the presence of, a memorial in the
right-of-way of a state highway.
- (g) In this section, "memorial" means decorations, flags, flowers, and other lightweight objects or ornamentation commonly
used at funerals or at gravesides as a tribute to a decedent.
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