Construction is scheduled to begin this week on State Highway 100 as the Texas Department of Transportation will start to install wildlife corridors in the area. Officials said four wildlife corridors will be installed on Highway 100 between Share 27 Road and Palm Boulevard or Laguna Vista and Los Fresnos. The project will begin Tuesday and is expected to take 16 months, which puts its finishing date in November 2017. The project is made possible through a $5 million TxDOT grant. The corridors will be distributed every half-mile.
There has been a push to install wildlife corridors along Highway 100 to protect the endangered ocelots following their deaths in the past year. One death occurred on Highway 100, another on Buena Vista Road and still another on FM 2925 west of Arroyo City. They are said to have been killed by vehicular traffic.
By LAURA B. MARTINEZ Staff Writer