Public invited to attend virtual open house for I-25 Raton Pass Wildlife Collision Mitigation Study

News Release

February 22, 2024 - Southeastern Colorado - Wildlife study results and potential solutions presented for public feedback

Las Animas County — The Colorado Department of Transportation with its consulting partner Benesch has completed Phase I of a wildlife crossings study on Interstate 25 at Raton Pass south of Trinidad. A virtual open house from February 21 through March 30 presents results from Phase I of the study, potential solutions and next steps.

The Raton Pass area is a segment of I-25 between mile point 0 and 14. The area has been identified as a prioritization corridor for the implementation of wildlife vehicle mitigation.

The purpose of the Raton Pass Wildlife Crossings Study is to evaluate potential wildlife crossing solutions for the Raton Pass area to prevent wildlife vehicle collisions. Phase I of the study evaluated wildlife activity on I-25 from mile point 0 to 11.

Public comments and feedback are welcome through the I-25 Raton Pass Wildlife Crossings Study Feedback Survey. The comment period for this study is from February 21 to March 30, 2024 at

Following the public review and comment period, a conceptual design for crossing solutions for I-25 from mile point 0 to 11 will be presented and project concepts will be prioritized. Funding has not been secured at this time, however CDOT will explore grant and other funding opportunities.

I-25 wildlife study map

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