Electronic wildlife detection system fizzles out east of Durango

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Electronic wildlife detection system fizzles out east of Durango

Zones don’t work; maintenance too high to be useful
The wildlife detection zone on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango no longer functions, largely because critters burrowed through detection wires buried on the side of the highway. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to remove signs that used to warn drivers of wildlife.
Flashing wildlife detection signs used to warn motorists along U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango that wildlife were near the roadway. The Colorado Department of Transportation said the detection signs did little to slow drivers and proved to be more costly than first anticipated.
A deer killed by a vehicle collision next to a wildlife detection warning sign on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango. Some drivers said the detection zone never worked correctly.
A wildlife underpass built last year under U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango. Such wildlife systems have proven cheaper and more effective than an electronic detection system.
A wildlife underpass built last year under U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango.

Electronic wildlife detection system fizzles out east of Durango

The wildlife detection zone on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango no longer functions, largely because critters burrowed through detection wires buried on the side of the highway. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to remove signs that used to warn drivers of wildlife.
Flashing wildlife detection signs used to warn motorists along U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango that wildlife were near the roadway. The Colorado Department of Transportation said the detection signs did little to slow drivers and proved to be more costly than first anticipated.
A deer killed by a vehicle collision next to a wildlife detection warning sign on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango. Some drivers said the detection zone never worked correctly.
A wildlife underpass built last year under U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango. Such wildlife systems have proven cheaper and more effective than an electronic detection system.
A wildlife underpass built last year under U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango.
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