Just east of Snoqualmie Pass in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, the state Department of Transportation is proposing to expand Interstate 90 from four lanes to six.
This stretch of freeway cuts across several north-south wildlife corridors that must be protected and restored to preserve healthy wildlife populations. State citizens and the US Congress have spent tens of millions of dollars over the last few years to acquire and protect habitat within these corridors.
The freeway expansion, known as I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East, can actually improve the situation for wildlife with new structures that allow wildlife to safely travel over or under the freeway.
The I-90 Wildlife Bridges Coalition is working with a diverse set of organizations and agencies to support the high quality final design for the I-90 project that will be making our roadway safer for motorists and wildlife in Washington.