Fenceline Clearing and Slash Pile Burning, January 6 to March 15, 2015
Fenceline clearing and slash pile burning will be underway this winter to prepare for the second phase of the Kootenay Wildlife Crossing Project on Highway 93 South.
Work will take place on a 12 km stretch near Kootenay Crossing from approximately January 6 to March 15, 2015. Motorists should expect some speed zone reductions, occasional delays of up to 20 minutes and some reduced visibility.
Funding for Phase II of the Kootenay Wildlife Crossing Project was announced in August of 2014. Approximately $9.6 million was allocated to build at least four new wildlife crossings and approximately 6.5 km of new highway fencing.
Phase I of the Kootenay National Park Wildlife Crossings Project was completed in 2013. Parks Canada used $4.9 million dollars of funding to fence 4.7 km of highway and build 3 wildlife underpasses.
Kootenay Wildlife Crossing Project