Wildlife uses Deadman Creek culvert under North Spokane Corridor

Wildlife uses Deadman Creek culvert under North Spokane Corridor
Wildlife uses Deadman Creek culvert under North Spokane Corridor

Compared to some highways that lack the system, the North Spokane Corridor has an animal safety feature that protects them and the drivers above. Construction crews installed a thirty foot arched culvert over Deadman Creek where the two highway meets. Along with the culvert, they installed a motion-activated camera.

“We installed a motion-activated camera to see if the local wildlife would make the change in their wandering habits from crossing the busy highway to the new, wider and taller route,” wrote Al Gilson, in his latest WSDOT blog entry.

Along with a dozen deer, one moose is beginning to enjoy the tunnel. Safety first!