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6:22 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

WYDOT honored by DOT for Pinedale Initiative

A moose walks through the wildlife underpass at nugget canyon along US Highway 30 between Sage Junction and Kemmerer.
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The Federal Highway Administration is honoring the Wyoming Department of Transportation this week. Today, the department received the Exemplary Ecosystem Initiative Award for its 9.7 million dollar project near Pinedale. WYDOT is building highway overpasses and underpasses that allow wildlife to safely cross major roadways.

WYDOT District Engineer John Eddins says many big game species migrate through the Pinedale area every year, and more than 130 animals end up being killed by motor vehicles. Eddins says this project should drastically reduce collisions and roadkill.

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