Animals get dedicated migration pathway in Xinjiang national highway | 6/25/2019 | Staff
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A dedicated route for wildlife migration has been built in the newly constructed national road between Fuyun county and Wucaiwan in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Crossing the Junggar Basin, the 216 national highway is expected to be put into operation on August 1. The project was launched in 2017, with environmental protection made the top priority. The bridge is 100 meters long, 50 meters wide and 6 meters high.

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There are several culverts along the highway designed for wild animal migration.

In order to fit in with the surrounding environment, the passage is covered by a layer of sand, local news portal reported on Friday.

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Bridge construction has been completed and four drinking pools will be installed on both sides, so that water supplies are guaranteed for animals during animals' migration, Zhang Xiuzhen, chief engineer for one of the sections in the project, told the website.

Grass will be planted and animal **** will be placed to guide animals through, Zhang explained. Light-colored paint will be applied to prevent animal shock.


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