Wildlife

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Fall Means Setting Clocks Back & Watching for Wildlife Nov. 1, 2018 - Motorists Urged to Watch for Increased Wildlife Activity at Dusk
Changing Weather Pushes Wildlife to Lower Elevations Oct. 27, 2017 - Season brings increase of animal-vehicle collisions
Statewide Wildlife Safety Mitigation Efforts Prove Beneficial May 9, 2017 - CPW, CSP and CDOT issue spring warning: Wildlife on the Move
*TRAVEL ADVISORY* Spring Means Increased Wildlife Activity April 26, 2017 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Southwest Colorado Drivers cautioned to watch for big game crossing the highway.
Installation of New Wildlife Fence Begins along I-70 March 20, 2017 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - Work will take place between Dotsero and Eagle-Vail
CDOT Resumes Construction of First Wildlife Underpass on US 160 Between Durango and Bayfield May 4, 2016 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - LA PLATA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is continuing a project started last fall to construct a wildlife underpass on US 160 between Bayfield and Durango (located at Dry Creek, about five miles east of the junction of US 160 and SH 172, between MM 97 and MM 98.)
Fall/winter migration is here—wildlife/vehicle collisions higher this time of year Collisions statewide up 15 percent over last year November 24, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - Wildlife on the Move!
Wildlife zones to remain on several corridors in Northwest Colorado November 11, 2015 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - RIO BLANCO/MOFFAT/GARFIELD COUNTIES —Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) traffic operations, having met with local law enforcement in Rio Blanco, Moffat and Garfield counties and Colorado State Patrol, will keep several wildlife zones intact on CO 13, US 40 and CO 82.
CDOT Begins Construction of First Wildlife Underpass on US 160 Between Durango and Bayfield June 23, 2015 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - LA PLATA COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation is beginning a project to construct a wildlife underpass at US 160 at Dry Creek.
Spring migration is here: slow down, scan the roadsides for wildlife May 19, 2015 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Wildlife on the Move!
Vegetation/Invasive Tree Species Removal Sets Stage for I-25/Cimarron Interchange Reconstruction April 29, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - Colorado Springs – Construction crews are expected to begin removing vegetation and invasive tree species (clearing and grubbing) this week as part of the preliminary work on the Interstate-25/Cimarron Interchange Reconstruction Project.
CDOT Removing Wildlife Zones Signs, Lowered Nighttime Speed Limits December 19, 2014 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Motorists urged to slow down, watch for wildlife near roadways this time of year
WILDLIFE ON THE MOVE! October 15, 2014 - Statewide - Several Counties See Higher Incidence of Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions: Drivers Reminded to Slow Down, Stay Alert
Drivers reminded to slow down, scan the roadsides for wildlife activity during this time of year November 27, 2013 - Statewide Transportation Plan - WILDLIFE ON THE MOVE! - Drivers reminded to slow down, scan the roadsides for wildlife activity during this time of year.
Impacts to I-70 ramps as the wildlife fencing project continues east of Rifle July 31, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY – As the wildlife mitigation project on I-70 continues (through October 2013), here are some upcoming traffic impacts for the month of August:
Two SH 82 Intersections to Close Temporarily for Deer Guard Installation July 1, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE – NEW RFTA INFO - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES – Colorado Department of Transportation project contractor United Companies / Oldcastle SW Group has requested a permit from Eagle County to close the intersection of JW Drive and SH 82 and the intersection of Valley Road and SH 82.
Date Change: Two SH 82 Intersections to Close Temporarily for Deer Guard Installation June 20, 2013 - PROJECT UPDATE/Date Change: Begins July 8th - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES – Colorado Department of Transportation project contractor United Companies / Oldcastle SW Group has requested a permit from Eagle County to close the intersection of JW Drive and SH 82 and the intersection of Valley Road and SH 82.
Spring migration may be winding down, but wildlife are still present near highways, particularly from dusk to dawn June 7, 2013 - WILDLIFE ON THE MOVE - Statewide Transportation Plan – As of June 1, those roadside reminders to slow down at night in specifically designated “wildlife corridors” are outside the enforcement period.
CDOT to Begin Resurfacing & Safety Improvement Project on SH 82 East of Carbondale April 4, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD/EAGLE COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project to improve State Highway 82 east (up-valley) of Carbondale on Monday, April 15.
New Phase of I-70 West Wildlife Fence Installation Underway February 14, 2013 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - GARFIELD COUNTY – Ideal Fencing Corporation of Colorado has been contracted by the Colorado Department of Transportation for $2.8 million to start a new phase of wildlife fence installation along I-70 between west Rifle (mile marker 87) and Canyon Creek west of Glenwood Springs (mile marker 110).
Wildlife on the Move! October 16, 2012 - Statewide Transportation Plan - Migration season has begun, more wildlife seen near roadsides Data show wildlife-vehicle collisions trending downward since 2006
Wildlife on the Move! October 17, 2011 - Statewide Transportation Plan - As I-70 mitigation efforts continue, agencies remind motorists to slow down, watch for wildlife near roadways.
Wildlife Zones Legislation September 1, 2011 - September 1 marks the reinstatement of Wildlife Zones and lowered nighttime speed limits on some key corridors.
WILDLIFE ON THE MOVE! Motorists are reminded to slow down, drive cautiously during wildlife migration season November 12, 2010 - Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 - New wildlife fencing, ramps and signs along I-70 & US 6 between Gypsum and Dowd Junction (SH 24).
New legislation sets “Wildlife Crossing Zones” to protect drivers and wildlife October 18, 2010 - WILDLIFE ON THE MOVE CAMPAIGN! - STATEWIDE – Motorists are reminded to slow down, drive cautiously during wildlife migration season.