Wyoming is poised to continue to lead the nation in the planning and construction of wildlife crossings. The WYldlife Fund is dedicated to doing our part, rolling up our sleeves and helping complete the top priority wildlife crossing projects as dictated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission and Department.
This project around Dubois from Stoney Point to Dinwoody Creek (mileposts 48-73) meets a major need in keeping our wildlife and drivers on the go.
US 26 around Dubois is one of the most dangerous highway segments in Wyoming for both motorists and wildlife in terms of wildlife-vehicle collision (WVC) risk. From 2015 through 2019, collisions with wildlife accounted for 74% of all vehicle crashes reported to law enforcement. The cost of these collisions is estimated at $791,400 annually, including property damage, accident response and cleanup costs, and the value of the wildlife killed in these collisions. Consequently, this stretch of US 26 is one of the most dangerous and costly in the state in terms of WVC risk.
For additional detailed information on this important project click here to read the US 26 Mitigation plan.