State adding wildlife passes

LOS FRESNOS — 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.

For the rest of this story and many other EXTRAS, go to our premium site,

Subscribe to it for only $6.99 per month or purchase a print subscription and receive the online version free, which includes an electronic version of the full newspaper and extra photo galleries, links and other information you can’t find anywhere else.