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March 29, 2012

I-90 motorists help WSDOT plan wildlife crossings

  • By having commuters document where they see wildlife, planners are better able to understand the animals as they design 24 wildlife crossings.
    Yakima Herald-Republic

    Image courtesy of WSDOT [enlarge]
    This wildlife overpass near Keechelus Lake would be built in the second phase of ongoing improvements to a 15-mile corridor of I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass. Construction would begin in spring 2014, at the earliest. WSDOT is looking at wildlife crossings in Banff, Canada, for design ideas.

    YAKIMA — There was no way the agencies monitoring wildlife along the Interstate 90 corridor could supply the manpower needed for a yearlong survey of animals along the highway, so they turned to you.

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