Wildlife Along the Corridor

Improvements Planned as Part of I-25 South Gap Project

One of the unique and historic characteristics about this corridor is the variety and quantity of wildlife. While viewing wildlife along the corridor is enjoyable and unique to Colorado, wildlife has contributed to serious crashes in the corridor.

To mitigate the negative impact of wildlife on the roadway, CDOT is doing multiple things:

  1. CDOT has worked hand-in-hand with Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) to study, gather data and develop solutions. As part of that work, 12 trail cameras were deployed along I-25 between mile point (MP) 172 and MP 162 to determine the diversity of wildlife present and capture travel patterns.

  2. CDOT and CPW analyzed locations along the corridor where wildlife collisions were highest, areas of expected wildlife movements, existing game trails, culverts, drainages and existing bridges. Data collection is expected to continue through the end of the year.

  3. CDOT will install four new wildlife crossings and more than 30 miles of deer fence as part of the I-25 South Gap project.