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Watch Out for Wildlife Week Reminds Drivers to be Cautious

Caltrans News Flash #95

Date: September 12, 2016
District: Headquarters
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

SACRAMENTO - Watch Out for Wildlife Week is September 19-25, and Caltrans and the Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) remind drivers to be alert especially in wildlife areas. Highway fencing and undercrossings across the state help keep motorists and animals safe, but experts say drivers still need to be cautious since wildlife is active in the fall.

In this Caltrans News Flash, we visit a specially modified highway undercrossing on State Route 89, between Truckee and Sierraville, where a Caltrans Environmental Planner explains the benefits of the undercrossing and how it improves safety in an active wildlife corridor. We also offer some safety tips that can help drivers stay alert.

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This Caltrans News Flash is the 95th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability.To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube (

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