US-50 crosses the state of Nevada from west to east, across the middle of the state. Around 1986, the Nevada Department of Transportation discovered that, between Ely and Fallon, US-50 had the lowest traffic count of any major highway—US or Interstate—in the country. This is, of course, due to the remoteness of the areas it traverses. This road passes through the mountains and desert valleys of central Nevada; it serves very few towns. The largest is Austin, with a population of 192. Of course, Nevada seized on the tourism opportunity, declaring US-50 the Loneliest Road in America. NDOT began posting signs with this title on it shortly thereafter. These signs remained in service until the 2010s or so.
While the original signs are slowly disappearing from the field, they live on as part of our design library. Our Nevada Loneliest Road in America Highway sign is made to the exact standards as used along this historic highway. Every detail, from the shape of the shield to the typeface, is just like the original. Don’t wait for a retired sign of unknown legal status to show up on the private collector market. Our replica will satisfy even the most discerning collector!
Our Loneliest Road in America sign is a high-quality sign made of heavy steel. It is flat printed with unsurpassed quality, right here in the good old US of A. Its glossy, non-reflective finish makes it a handsome display piece, and can withstand the elements, indoors or out. Choose from sizes ranging from 9 in. × 5 in. all the way up to 27 in. × 45 in. Each size contains two holes, making installation a breeze. (Looking for a size not listed here? Or perhaps a design from a highway closer to home? We can help! Just contact Jake to place your custom order.)