Work on freeway wildlife crossing going to mean lane closures on Highway 101 in the Conejo Valley
Current work focused on overnight hours.
Work on what’s going to be the world’s largest wildlife highway overcrossing is going to mean some lane closures for Highway 101 in the Conejo Valley.
Next week, two lanes in each direction will be closed in the Liberty Canyon area during the overnight hours. The shutdowns will be in place from 10 p.m., until 5 a.m. the next morning. The Liberty Canyon on and offramps will also be closed intermittently during the day next week, and completely closed during the overnight areas.
The unique project calls for building a 200 foot long, 165 foot wide freeway overpass. It will be fully landscaped. The idea is to give mountain lions, bobcats, deer, and other wildlife safe passage between two key habitats currently separated by the freeway.
Construction of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing project is expected to take about three years.