Florida Wildlife Crossings Project

The Florida panther has been listed as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act since 1972. The number of Florida panthers killed by collisions with vehicles have been on the increase since 2000. Wildlife crossings have been shown to decrease panther mortalities by vehicles. More crossings are needed throughout the panther's range to prevent mortalities from reversing the population gains that have occurred during the past 10 years. To facilitate construction of new crossings, less expensive structures need to be designed and tested. A test project is being proposed to evaluate smaller structures as panther crossings that will lower the vertical profile of the crossing as well as shorten the length of roadway where additional fill is needed to accommodate the structure. A demonstration project of a smaller and cheaper wildlife crossing than the ones currently utilized for Florida Panthers will be designed and two such crossings will be installed along a Florida county road.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $950000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTFH61-10-N-50006 Ta

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Office of the Secretary
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Osterhues, Marlys

    • Performing Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Start Date: 20091221
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20150415
    • Source Data: RiP Project 29894

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01465792
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-10-N-50006 Ta
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:05PM