Wildlife underpass project moving forward
Laramie, WY – Wyoming will spend nearly ten million dollars on a project intended to help wildlife move safely past a highway west of Pinedale.
This will be the biggest effort to date in Wyoming to build wildlife underpasses. Those are structures which enable antelope and other animals to move safely under highways.
Reiman Corp. submitted the low bid to install six wildlife underpasses as well as two overpasses for wildlife.
The underpasses and overpasses will be built along a 12-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 191 known as Trappers Point. The project is scheduled for completion in 2012.
Highway officials say 1,800 collisions with wildlife are reported on Wyoming roads each year, injuring about 150 people and causing two human deaths annually.