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Citizen Lauds US 6 Wildlife Crossing

Mary Hanson, who lives in the Denver area, called CDOT on Dec. 9 to say how pleased she was that CDOT had installed a wildlife crossing on U.S. 6 in Golden.

"Thanks for that crossing," she said.  "I'm so pleased that we're alerted when wildlife are in the area.  The elk are beautiful; I don't want to see them on the road, but then I want to see them get across safely.  I was grateful this morning to see that there were no accidents and that all of the animals made it across."

It is not unusual for 50 or more head of elk to cross U.S. 6 at that spot in one big group, and for deer to use the crossing, as well.

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