Highway 141 project causes wildlife problems

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Posted on September 1, 2011 at 11:39 PM

(KMOV) –- The Missouri Department of Transportation is spending millions of dollars to widen Highway 141 in west St. Louis County.

The work will also move Highway 141 east between Ladue and Olive roads.

The big construction project will ease traffic, but right now it’s causing concerns about coyotes.

The project, which cost more than $40 million, was designed to alleviate traffic and flooding concerns along Highway 141. However, a large wooded area has been removed, leaving a lot of wildlife uprooted.

It is suggested that residents bring pet food inside and keep garbage cans sealed to help prevent wildlife from creeping into residential areas.

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