(CBS4) — Surveillance cameras are displaying vital numbers of untamed animals, from discipline mice to black bears, utilizing a wildlife underpass constructed particularly to maintain the animals from crossing a freeway.
The underpass is without doubt one of the 5 within the 18-mile stretch of Interstate 25 between Monument and Castle Rock referred to as “South Gap.”
“One of the unique and historic characteristics about this corridor is the variety and quantity of wildlife,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife acknowledged in a Twitter message Sunday morning.
Check out these latest pictures from wildlife underpasses alongside the I-25 South Gap! One of the distinctive & historic traits about this hall is the range & amount of wildlife. @ColoradoDOT put in these to mitigate collisions.
More: https://t.co/zDdes8b2S8 pic.twitter.com/IQOxOyLbWT
— CPW NE Region (@CPW_NE) June 19, 2022
The company included a hyperlink to a Youtube video of extra imagery displaying animals of every kind and sizes. One such video confirmed three mule deer which impatiently approached unidentified employees on the tunnel’s exit.
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Four new underpasses and a refurbished fifth are a part of the $419 million South Gap Project undertaken by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Construction is anticipated to be full in November.
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An 18-year-old lady was killed following a collision with an elk close to Castle Rock in July 2021.
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