Wildlife Crossings Protect Motorists and Big-Game Animals Alike.
If you’ve lived in Colorado long enough, chances are you’ve had an accident or near miss with a deer or other wildlife. In an effort to reduce wildlife/vehicle collisions and protect big-game animals, CDOT, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and local residents and governments joined forces to develop a series of wildlife crossings on Highway 9 in Grand County. The innovative project is the first of its kind in Colorado and has reduced collisions by more than 90 percent.
The video below offers a detailed look at this innovative project and documents its early success.