Roadside Memorial Program


WYDOT will install a memorial sign free of charge for anyone killed in a traffic crash on a Wyoming highway, if the sign is requested in writing by a member of the victim's immediate family.

After receiving the application, WYDOT will install the sign as soon as practical, and it will remain in place for ten years. At that time the family will have the option of having the sign removed so they can claim it, leaving the sign up without maintenance until deterioration requires it be removed or having a new sign installed for a $50 fee to cover the costs of fabrication and installation.

WYDOT makes every effort to locate memorial signs as close as possible to the site of the fatalities, but maintenance personnel have the flexibility to consider safety concerns.

The goal of the Roadside Memorial Program is to remember the victims of traffic crashes and recognize the needs of grieving families, while still maintaining a safe clear zone along the highways.

Having WYDOT personnel install and maintain the breakaway signs that meet federal safety standards for use beside highways eliminates the dangers of family members erecting memorials beside a highway, and of having unregulated obstructions in the clear zone along the road.

Any private memorials placed in highway rights of way will be removed and held at the nearest WYDOT shop for two weeks to give family members an opportunity to retrieve them.

Applications for memorial signs are available by contacting WYDOT's Public Affairs Office at (307) 777-4437 or at the address below, and the application form is included in brochure available for downloading below.

Once completed, print the form, sign it and mail it to:

Roadside Memorial Program
Wyoming Department of Transportation
Public Affairs Office
5300 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340