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WYDOT recognized for reduction in big game mortality

Posted: Thursday, Oct 10th, 2013

PINEDALE The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has been honored by the Western Association for Fish and Wildlife Agencies for reducing big game mortality on highways within Wyoming. One WYDOT project that has greatly reduced wildlife fatalities due to motor vehicle accidents is the Trappers Point project on U.S. Highway 191 just north of Pinedale. The project cost nearly $9 million to install and includes two overpasses, six underpasses and 14 miles of 8-foot tall wildlife fencing. The high sticker price is justified by an 85 percent reduction in animal mortality.

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