Sask works to cut down vehicle-animal collisions

REGINA — Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure Minister Wayne Elhard announced today a new ditch mowing pilot project that is intended to help reduce collisions between wildlife and highway vehicles.

"Mowing a portion of provincial highway ditches earlier in the year is expected to improve drivers’ sight lines so they have more time to react to wildlife crossing a road," Elhard said. "That extra split second could make all the difference."

Beginning next week, contractors will mow a four-metre wide strip in all provincial ditches along the edge of the highway shoulder. Remaining ditch vegetation will be untouched by mowers involved in this pilot project.

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