The Washington Department of Transportation announced they’re working to establish wildlife crossings on Interstate 90 on the Snoqualmie Pass.
The Department worked with the state’s Conservation Department to establish a plan to help wildlife pass safely under and over the busy interstate.
“Interstate 90 is a critical transportation corridor, linking Puget Sound to eastern Washington and beyond. The I-90 traveler may experience congestion, delays due to avalanche closures, rough pavement conditions, rock slide activity and potential wildlife collisions on the highway. The uninterrupted movement of people, freight and business over Snoqualmie Pass is essential to our quality of life and the economic vitality of Washington State. WSDOT is expanding I-90 to meet both the current and future needs of those who travel the Pass,” Washington Department of Transportation states.
Three underpass crossings have already been have already been completed and two overpass wildlife crossings are currently being constructed.
Once the project is completed, I-90, from Hyak to Easton, will have more than 20 wildlife underpasses and overpasses.
The wildlife crossings will provide safer transpiration for wildlife as well as travelers.
For more information, visit Washington Department of Transportation’s I-90 project page.