Alaska DOT Seeks Moose-Car Accident Study Funds

October 8, 2013

The state transportation department wants to analyze how effective right-of-way clearing has been for reducing moose and vehicle accidents.

The Peninsula Clarion reports the department is seeing up to $100,000 funding from the Federal Highway Administration for the project, which it hopes to start this winter.

Among the high-profile areas to be studied are three busy roads. They include the Sterling Highway, between Sterling and Soldotna,; Kalifornsky Beach Road on the Kenai Peninsula, and Knik Goose Bay Road in Wasilla.

DOT regional traffic engineer Scott Thomas says Kalifornsky Beach Road and Knik Goose Bay Road have some of the highest incidents of car-moose accidents.

If funded, the state would partner with the University of Alaska Anchorage, which would review road and accident data.

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