AUGUSTA — A bill that would remove or relocate dozens of informational signs along the state’s interstate highways is heading to Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
The Democratic-led Senate gave final approval to the bill in a 20-15 vote on Tuesday. The House approved it earlier this week.
Maine officials say the state must remove signs for things like colleges, parks and recreational attractions next to the state’s highways to conform to federal rules. They say the state is at risk of losing millions in highway funding if it doesn’t comply.
But some lawmakers and municipal officials say that the signs are necessary to attract visitors. They say their towns will lose out on tourism revenue if the signs come down.