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Newly announced wildlife bridges to offer critters safe crossings near Kitt Peak

Posted at 4:38 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 21:11:16-04

Plans are in the works for more wildlife bridges in southern Arizona.

Pima County's Regional Transport Authority tweeted about the plans this week. Two bridges will be designed to help wildlife cross over route 86 near Kitt Peak.

Officials say the area is a hot spot for wildlife-vehicle collisions. The crossings will be designed to help animals like coyotes, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, javelina and more.

Fencing will be installed to help direct the animals. The project is in the early planning stages.