Wetlands And Wildlife

Wildlife BridgesTo better protect elk and motorists alike, CDOT has realigned the new highway and designed a series of game crossing bridges based on established deer and elk migration routes.

At these points, the highway was raised to enable deer and elk to pass underneath the highway at ground level.

This highway re-alignment is intended to reduce the number of animals crossing the highway by allowing an undercrossing.

The combination of game fencing and elevated bridges should help ensure safe passage for wildlife and motorists.