Idaho Transportation Department

02/14/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2020 15:29

ITD to install wildlife fence to improve safety along ID-28

2/14/2020

Contact:
Megan Stark
ITD Office of Communication
(208) 745-5611
[email protected]

ITD to install wildlife fence to improve safety along ID-28

LEADORE - To make the highway safer for the public and wildlife, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will be building wildlife fencing on both sides of Idaho Highway 28 in a three-mile stretch of road between Leadore and Lemhi through August. This action comes about as a result of wildlife-migration studies in the area that show a need for safer mitigation routes due to elevated wildlife-vehicle collision rates.

In addition to the fencing, crews will also be installing new wildlife warning signs, cattle guards, and gates along with building numerous wildlife jump-outs.

ITD worked closely with the Idaho Department of Fish & Game to identify sections of roadway along ID-28 that had these migration safety concerns.

Throughout project construction, ITD will close the highway shoulders in the construction zone and we will also conduct intermittent traffic control as needed.

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