California Highway 101 will close overnight for construction for ‘world’s largest wildlife crossing’

A portion of the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles will be closed for weeks in order to construct the “world’s largest wildlife crossing” bridge.

Starting Monday, Highway 101 will be closed overnight on weekdays in order to construct the bridge over 10 lanes. The bridge will allow wildlife to cross from the Santa Monica Mountains into the Simi Hills of the Santa Susana mountain range. It will also be covered with landscape native to the area in order to blend in for the wildlife. 

“These closures are for the safety of the public while crews place girders over the freeway to construct the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, a vegetated bridge across Highway 101 to reconnect wildlife habitat,” the California Department of Transportation said. 

An outside group, Save LA Cougars, raised money for the project. Construction of the project began in April 2022 and
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