WYDOT reminds residents, businesses to avoid placing signs in rights-of-way

October 14, 2020

Signs-ROW_10-20.jpgLARAMIE, Wyo. —The Wyoming Department of Transportation would like to remind residents, businesses and elected officials to keep all signs and advertisements out of WYDOT rights-of-way.

WYDOT understands communities affected by the Mullen Fire are using signs as a way to express gratitude to deserving firefighters, and local campaigns are ramping up efforts ahead of a fast-approaching election. However, all signage must be placed within private property and not in highway rights-of-way.

Objects within the rights-of-way can create safety hazards for motorists, pedestrians and highway maintenance staff. Wyoming statute (W.S. 24-10-104) states that outdoor advertising must meet certain conditions for placement.

Placing signs or objects within highway rights-of-way is prohibited, including on right-of-way fencing or on trees, traffic signs or traffic signal poles within the right-of-way. Businesses and residents who believe their signs may have been removed by WYDOT crews may contact the nearest WYDOT maintenance office to make arrangements to pick up the signs.

For information about this news release, contact WYDOT District 1 public information specialist Jordan Achs at (307) 745-2142. For the latest road conditions, visit WYDOT 511 website, call 5-1-1, or download the Wyoming 511 app. Follow District 1 on Facebook and on Twitter.