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May 13, 2013 5:44 PM by Juice Godfrey

Colorado officials say road kill fences working

CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Department of Transportation says new fences on highways are reducing the number of wildlife accidents.

The agency says animal-vehicle collisions in the Carbondale area of Colorado 82 fell below 100 in 2010 from the roughly 175 the previous year, and were well under 50 by 2011.

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the department also put up fences and escape ramps for Interstate 70 east of Gypsum in Eagle County.

The agency says it is encouraged by the results and will begin a $4 million fencing project in another problem area for wildlife collisions, the I-70 stretch from west Rifle to Canyon Creek.

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