Wall Street Journal article recognizes value of wildlife crossings and I-90 project

In an article this week “Wildlife Crossings Get a Whole New Look”, the Wall Street Journal lays out the rise of creating safer passage for people and wildlife on highways across the country.  “Something of a novelty in the U.S. a decade ago, wildlife crossings are proliferating all across North America and are increasingly being built into the design of new highway projects where vehicle and wildlife crashes are a major threat….Safety—for both animals and humans—is the main driver in crossings growth in the U.S. Collisions between wildlife and vehicles have risen 50% in the past 15 years, and such accidents now cost Americans $8 billion annually in damages and cleanup costs.”

The article highlights how effective completed structures have been in reducing animal-vehicle collisions, and where new construction is occurring – specifically the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project in Washington.

Read the full article at https://www.wsj.com/articles/wildlife-crossings-get-a-whole-new-look-1497967411

 

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