CDOT starting 1-70 wildlife crossing project at Genesee

Colorado Dept. of Transportation announced on November 3 that it is beginning the 1-70 Genesee wildlife crossing project. A wildlife crossing underpass will be constructed between the Lookout Mountain exit and Genesee exit. Wildlife fencing will be erected along east and westbound 1-70 between these exits. In its press released the CDOT executive director noted that this will be the first major wildlife crossing project along the 1-70 corridor.

Anyone who has driven along this stretch frequently knows how important this wildlife crossing will become both for wildlife and motorist safety.For more info click here for CDOT press release 

Wildlife-crossing projects that have been completed recently or are under construction include:

  • I-25 Gap Project Monument to Castle Rock (five underpasses, high fencing and one overpass currently in design)
  • I-25 Castle Rock to Lone Tree (high fencing, escape ramps and deer guards)
  • CO 13 Fortification Creek Project north of Craig (one underpass, a wildlife radar detection system and high fencing)
  • S. 24/285 east of Johnson Village (high fencing, escape ramps and deer guards)
  • S. 160  west of Pagosa Springs (one underpass, one overpass and high fencing)
  • S. 550 south of Durango (two underpasses, several small mammal underpasses and high fencing)