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NCHRP 25-25/Task 084 [Completed]

Development of Construction Guidelines for Wildlife Fencing and Associated Escape and Lateral Access Control Measures
[ NCHRP 25-25 (Research for the AASHTO Committee on Environment and Sustainability) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $125,000
Research Agency: ICF Incorporated
Principal Investigator: Dr. Marcel Pieter Huijser
Effective Date: 6/17/2013
Completion Date: 3/31/2015
Comments: Final deliverable available for AASHTO use

The objectives of this research were to: (1) conduct a thorough review and synthesis of past wildlife fence, escape and lateral access control measure, and end run prevention applications, and (2) develop guidelines to ensure effective future applications (including appropriateness in terms of where and when to use fencing), aesthetics, and cost effectiveness with regard to initial construction and long-term maintenance costs.  The agency's report provides various recommendations and is an excellent resource for current practice among the state departments of transportation.  The agency's report as submitted can be found here.

This study was requested by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and conducted as part of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 25-25. Final deliverables are NOT official publications of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, or the National Academies.


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