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Construction helps animals cross the road

New road construction near Oak Island is helping to prevent road kill. Critter crossings have been placed under road construction off of Highway 211. The road, which will eventually connect to the new Oak Island Bridge, now has five pipes embedded under the concrete to allow anything from raccoons to foxes to cross safely. The tunnels have been finished even though work on the bridge has been stopped.

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Construction helps animals cross the road

The tunnels are a very good idea that I hope works. Maybe other places will see how good this works and start doing this on all roads. It is very heartbreaking to see dead animals on the roads.

Critter Crossings

I agree that this is a good thing, although I don't know what impact these would have in the event of flood waters and runoff. If I knew details of their construction, that would help. But wouldn't it be great, if there was something we could do for the deer population?! A big concern of mine is driving 211 late at night. Deer crossing signs tend to be ignored, and while it's sad to see dead deer on the side of the road,the hazard of a deer in the headlights mean a possible loss of life and limb to both the deer and the driver, and property damage. Kudos to the folks who came up with the idea of implementing "critter crossings". Good job!