Three new wildlife crossings to be built along La Cholla - Tucson News Now

Three new wildlife crossings to be built along La Cholla

(Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department) (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)
(Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department) (Source: Arizona Game and Fish Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Three new wildlife crossings are set to be built along La Cholla Boulevard, between Tangerine and Overton roads.

According to Arizona Game and Fish, more animals are using the crossings, including coyotes, javelina, grey foxes and even desert tortoises.

The crossings not only make it safer for animals, but also for people who are driving in those areas.

The project is expected to cost nearly $2 million, and is part of a $2 billion voter-approved transportation bond passed in 2005.

Crews are already working on five wildlife crossings in Marana, near Thornydale and Tangerine roads.

The first crossing is expected to be finished by September of this year.

All of the crossings will be similar.

They'll be about six to nine feet in height and will go under the roadway, so that animals never have to actually cross busy roads.

Fences near the crossings guide the animals to where they need to go.

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