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Banff supports overpass for wildlife across Trans-Canada

MOUNTAIN NEWS: For the week of Sept. 5

CANMORE, Alta. – Banff municipal officials have announced their support for another wildlife crossing over the Trans-Canada Highway, this one east of Banff National Park.

If built, it would be the seventh overpass along with 38 underpasses in an 82-kilometre highway segment in the Canadian Rockies.

The Rocky Mountain Outlook explains that highway fencing coupled with overpasses and underpasses has resulted in 80 per cent fewer wildlife-vehicle collisions in the park and, for elk and deer alone, 96 per cent fewer collisions.