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I-25 Greenland Wildlife Overpass Awarded $22 million in Federal Funding

The I-25 Greenland Wildlife Overpass, one of the Alliance’s priority projects, was awarded $22 million as part of the Wildlife Crossing Pilot Program from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). Learn more about the federal grant award here and learn more about the Overpass project as well as other wildlife improvements to the I-25 corridor here

2023 Colorado Wildlife and Transportation Summit

Hosted by the Colorado Wildlife & Transportation Alliance at the Douglas County Event Center, the 2023 Colorado Wildlife & Transportation Summit brought together 45 organizations and 110 participants from across Colorado and the US. The Summit included presentations, panel discussions, facilitated workshops, a field trip to two I-25 underpass locations, and a showing of the Alliance’s new SB 151 Video. All sessions were broadly geared toward sharing information, building partnerships, and generating ideas to improve safety for humans and animals while enhancing habitat connectivity. Learn more about the Summit discussion themes, presentation topics, and outcomes in the Summary Report

Colorado State Highway 9

Colorado State Highway 9 between Green Mountain Reservoir and the Colorado River provides a major transportation corridor for people traveling north-south between Silverthorne and Kremmling, Colorado.

Increasing traffic has contributed to:

More than 600 people reported vehicular accidents along this stretch of highway over the past 20 years.

Sadly, 16 people have been killed and more than 200 injured by collisions in the area.

In the last 11 years, an estimated 650 animals have been killed along State Highway 9.

The CO 9 project improved safety conditions along this dangerous stretch of highway while maintaining habitat connectivity. The final CO 9 project includes two wildlife overpasses and five underpasses on a 10.5-mile stretch. It is comprised of multiple large crossing structures, interconnected with fencing, small animal culverts, escape ramps, deer guards, and pedestrian pass-through gates. To stay up to date on the project’s impacts, follow CDOT’s State Highway 9 Wildlife Mitigation Project Page.

Project partners included:

  • Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Grand County
  • Local landowners

This project included:

Escape Ramps