New “Welcome” Signs at Borders
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 16, 2017
Travelers entering Wyoming will soon be greeted by new Welcome to Wyoming signs.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Sign Shop recently constructed the highly visible reflective signs, which feature a scenic view of the Lower Green River Lake and Squaretop Mountain. WYDOT will have the signs up by June 1.
Crews will be installing a total of 37 signs at several locations in Wyoming. Mike Calaway, WYDOT Sign Shop supervisor, says that larger signs will be going on interstates 80, 25 and 90, while smaller ones will go on the secondary roads.
WYDOT changes the design of signs every eight years to match the new state license plate, which is also changed every eight years. WYDOT and the Wyoming Office of Tourism collaborated on the signs.
Joel Meena, Traffic program manager, points out that the signs are beneficial for Wyoming’s tourism. With the signs displaying a scenic Wyoming location, visitors sometimes stop where there’s a pullout to get a photo of themselves with the signs.