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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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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