Madonna billboard on the corner of Waco and Highway 41 has been up for months in the Texas town of Wacol, but the Texas Department of Transportation said Wednesday that it will remove the billboard once the agency has determined that the road has adequate pedestrian and bicycle crossings.
The billboard will be removed on Sept. 3, said TxDOT spokeswoman Stephanie Miller.
The department will then assess the area for pedestrian and bike crossings.
Madonna’s billboard will not be removed until the city can make changes to the roadway and make other improvements, Miller said.
Travis County, which includes Waco, has been looking to install a pedestrian and cycling pathway along Highway 41 and into town for years.
That plan is set to come before the city council next month.
Miller said that since the billboard is in Waco’s town center, the city cannot enforce the billboard.
“The billboard is on public property, and we can’t enforce the signage,” Miller said in an email.
“We have a responsibility to do what’s best for Waco.”