|Title:||Relating Wildlife Crashes to Road Reconstruction|
|Authors:||Rhonda Young and Chris Vokurka|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2007|
|Keywords:||crashes, roadway design, safety, wildlife|
|Type:||Research Report – MPC Publications|
Animal-vehicle crashes are a concern for many areas of the country but are a particular concern for rural areas such as Wyoming. While there is considerable literature available on the effectiveness of various animal-vehicle countermeasures, such as fencing and signing, there is currently little quantifiable data on the effects of roadway reconstruction on these types of crashes. The main-objective of this research is to look at past reconstruction projects to determine the effects various design aspects of these projects have on both animal-vehicle crash rates and the overall crash rates.