Costly fence to stop wildlife-vehicle crashes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Carbondale, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to prevent collisions between wildlife and vehicles by building a $900,000 fence along of stretch of Highway 92.
From 2000 to 2004, there were more than 100 vehicle collisions with elk and deer along a four-mile stretch between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs and between the Aspen Glen Golf Community and Cattle Creek.
CDOT spokeswoman Nancy Shanks called the area “one of the deadliest stretches of road.”
CDOT says most of the funds would come from the Federal Hazards Elimination Fund. Bids for the 8-foot-tall fence will begin in May, with construction starting in July.
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