ADOT tackling elk crossings July 20, 2012 July 20, 2012 Arizon

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ADOT tackling elk crossings July 20, 2012 July 20, 2012 Arizon, Arizona Daily Sun
... the Arizona Department of Transportation ... has now added a 6-mile-long, nearly 8-foot-high fence to keep elk off I-17 near Munds Park -- the place where GPS tracking had indicated the most elk cross the road... There have been zero elk-vs.-vehicle collisions in that stretch since the fence went up early this year... Adding deer accidents to the mix, the costs for human injuries, deaths, vehicle towing and repair and animal removal on I-17 can be as high as $1.7 million per year, said Jeff Gagnon, a research biologist at ArizonaGame and Fish. 

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