Deer (Over)Crossing

Aug 26, 2014

Credit Steve Hillebrand / USDFW

Highway workers post signs warning of deer along rural roads. 

But do people really slow down when they see the signs? 

The large numbers of deer hit by cars and trucks suggest the answer is no. 

So the Oregon Department of Transportation--ODOT--wants to give deer a safe place to cross one highway where the carnage is especially acute. 

Highway 97 in northern Klamath County is proposed as the location of a wildlife overpass... deer and other critters would have the overpass to themselves and not share it with humans. 

We hear the concept and the plan.