Small signs on the side of the road may be a good way to direct bargain hunters to your garage sale -- but, they are illegal when they are placed within a highway right-of-way.

The state of Wisconsin also has a new law in place governing business signs placed too close to the road. All those signs make life difficult for highway maintenance crews. They are instructed to remove them.

The directive applies to political, house for sale, garage sale, painter for hire, work at home and any other type of temporary, non-approved signs.