Signs Vandalized on North Fork Highway
Written by Andrew-Rossi on September 24, 2018
Seven nighttime speed limit signs were cut down in an act of vandalism late Friday or early Saturday west of Cody.
Wyoming Department of Transportation officials are working with Park County and state law enforcement on several leads in the vandalism case, but officials are asking for additional information from potential witnesses to the destruction on Highway 14/16/20.
All seven nighttime speed limit signs were cut down with use of a high-powered saw, and two 30 mph speed limit signs were also stolen near Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center on the current rockfall mitigation project. WYDOT District Engineer Pete Hallsten of Basin says that thousands of dollars of signs were damaged or destroyed.
The sign vandalism comes as a project to install electronic variable speed limit signs is scheduled to begin this week on the North Fork Highway. The $260,000 project includes installation of electronic variable speed limit signs from the U.S. Forest Service boundary to the Buffalo Bill Dam Parking Area between the east gate of Yellowstone National Park and Cody.
Hallsten encourages citizens with tips about the U.S. 14/16/20 vandalism to call the Wyoming Highway Patrol at 1-800-442-9090 or the Park County Sheriff’s Department at 527-8700.