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Los Angeles building new wildlife overpass

Posted at 12:17 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 15:17:14-04

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Los Angeles officials have given the green light on plans for a special wildlife overpass that could be the largest in the world.

The project will be built along the US 101 and will allow wildlife living around the city to move over the high traffic freeway without being put in harm's way.

The city, which has struggled to keep large wild animals like mountain lions and bears out of residential areas, expects to break ground on the project within two years.

The total cost of the overpass is set to top $87 million. It will stretch 200 feet over 10 lanes of traffic and is expected to open by 2023.