The Coalition has exciting news to report! A May site visit to the two wildlife underpasses on State Route 86 (SR 86) revealed evidence of wildlife use. Bird, coyote, and bobcat tracks were found within the crossing structures. This is encouraging evidence that the structures are already proving effective to guide wildlife beneath the busy roadway and reduce vehicle collisions. With the installation of wildlife fencing that will funnel animals towards the structures and motion activated cameras, wildlife documentation and project effectiveness will greatly improve. Construction of the widening project is ongoing, but we will keep updating as portions are completed.
Please visit our Kitt Peak Wildlife Linkage page for more detailed information about the project and more photos.
Click the links below for updates on underpass construction, photos, and picture slideshows (courtesy of Norris Dodd, ADOT Environmental Services, Wildlife Connectivity Coordinator).