Wildlife Fencing near St. Ignatius
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 10, 2022

St. Ignatius, MT — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Montana Fencing have begun work near St. Ignatius on roadside safety improvements to reduce wildlife collisions.

This project is located along US Highway 93 (US 93), beginning about 2 miles south of St. Ignatius and heading north roughly 5 miles. Crews will install fencing in areas where fencing and other wildlife treatments are not already in place. All work is located within existing MDT right of way.

Over the next few months, crews will install wildlife fencing, wildlife jump-outs, and approach treatments including metal wildlife grates, cattle guards, or wildlife guards. These project elements are designed to reduce the likelihood of vehicle collisions with wildlife such as grizzly bears, white-tailed deer, black bears, and mule deer.

Most work will be completed this winter, weather permitting, with some final approach work to be done in spring of 2023.

The public is encouraged to contact Missoula District Public Relations Specialist, Megan Redmond at 406-396-1978 with questions or comments about the project.

Alternative accessible formats of this document will be provided on request. Persons who need an alternative format should contact the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Transportation, 2701 Prospect Avenue, PO Box 201001, Helena, MT 59620. Telephone 406-444-5416 or Montana Relay Service at 711.

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