"Wyoming" Signs Up For Bid | Big Horn Basin Media

“Wyoming” Signs Up For Bid

Written by on August 1, 2019

People who may have missed the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s last “Welcome to Wyoming” sign auction have another chance to own a piece of history.

WYDOT is holding an online auction for two 4-by-8-foot aluminum “Welcome to Wyoming” signs featuring the Grand Tetons as the background image, with the bucking horse and rider and the words “Forever West” in the foreground.

Joel Meena, state Traffic engineer, says these are the last known state line signs to exist of that design. The two signs come from the northwest part of the state, are in like-new condition and were not used on the roadside.

Those interested in placing a bid will need to do so by Aug. 5. The first sign auction ends at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 5 while the second ends at 9:30 a.m.

WYDOT previously auctioned five 4-by-8-foot signs featuring the Tetons during the summer of 2017. Department employees recently discovered the last two signs in storage, so officials decided to hold another auction for those.

The money raised from this auction will go back into the department’s road improvement fund, just like it did for the 2017 auction. That year, the auction raised about $33,000.

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