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Kaibab And Coconino National Forests Propose Three New Wildlife Highway Crossings

The Kaibab and Coconino national forests have proposed three new wildlife highway crossings in northern Arizona. The proposal would allow wildlife to safely cross over interstates on elevated paths. Proposed crossings would be on Interstate 17 south of Kachina Village, on I-17 north of the Willard Springs exit and on I-40 west of Parks. Officials from the Coconino National Forest say that over time, the crossings would benefit local wildlife, decrease vehicle collisions and reduce costs for Arizona taxpayers. Each crossing would take between six to eight months to complete and, depending on funding, the project is expected to take several years. The Coconino and Kaibab national forests are currently requesting public comment on this proposal. To comment, send an email to comments-southwestern-coconino@usda.gov, or visit the Coconino National Forest website.

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Daisy Johnston

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