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Deer crossings appear to work

Saturday, October 20, 2012
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Fewer deer killed

Leader Staff

Two wildlife crossing structures have allowed more than 300 deer to cross safely under two busy roads this year.

The two crossings – one in Box Elder County and one in Summit County – are just two examples of crossings across Utah that are reducing the number of deer hit and killed by vehicles.

Utah State University is leading studies to determine the effectiveness of wildlife crossing structures across the state.

U.S. Highway 91 was widened through Sardine Canyon, northeast of Brigham City, in the mid-1990s. When it was widened, several features, including wildlife culverts, fencing and wildlife escape ramps, were installed to try to reduce the number of deer hit by cars.

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