Sign vandalism compromises roadway safety on Wind River Reservation; tribal transportation director asks for citizens’ help in ending vandalism

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – Wind River Reservation transportation officials are concerned about continuing vandalism of roadway signs and flashing lights.

“Signage of speed limits and stop signs, directional arrows and flashing lights are placed along roadways to enhance safety,” according to Big John Smith, transportation director for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. “When these signs get vandalized, painted, etc., highway safety takes a back seat and human lives are in danger.”

Recent vandalism of signs and flashing lights along 17 Mile Road and Yellowcalf Road are examples of compromised safety due to vandalism.

“If you see this unacceptable activity happening, please report it to the tribal transportation office at (307) 463-4443,” Smith said. “Better yet, please pass the word that this is unacceptable behavior. We’re trying to save lives with these projects, and vandalism compromises safety.”

–Provided by WyDOT, a County10 Community Partner