News November 6, 2019

WYDOT, G&F Will Fund Wildlife Underpasses Near La Barge

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Two state agencies have committed a combined $2.5-million toward installing wildlife underpasses along US 189 in near La Barge to help reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve safety. The Wyoming Transportation Commission recently approved a $1¼- million match of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s $1¼ -million contribution, which will be used toward the Dry Piney wildlife crossing project north of La Barge. The funding will be used toward the first phase of the Dry Piney project, which is expected to cost approximately $5½-million. During the first phase, crews will install underpasses and fencing along a 5-mile stretch of US 189 between mile markers 86 and 90. WYDOT has applied for $18.18-million in Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development funds to financially support subsequent work in the Dry Piney corridor. The work will consist of additional underpasses with fencing.