Highway Developments

Scientists at LGL have expertise working with:

  • Corridor and route selection based on ecological constraints and considerations
  • Construction, upgrades and maintenance of existing local streets, remote resource access roads, and high-speed freeways
  • Bridge, culvert, overpass, and underpass design considerations
  • Environmental assessments by way of provincial / state and federal regulations

Objectives of projects can include:

  • Predicting and monitoring impacts of highway construction and operation on fish and wildlife
  • Prescribing measures to conserve fish and wildlife
  • Special considerations for endangered species
  • Access planning and management
  • Promoting the safe passage of fish and wildlife across highway corridors
  • Identifying and monitoring roadkill hot-spots
  • Mitigating risks of animal-vehicle collisions to improve passenger safety and wildlife survival
  • Assessing the effectiveness of mitigation structures such as underpasses and exclusion fencing
  • Acquiring and managing habitat for compensation purposes

Specialized methodologies:

  • Integrating geo-spatial data using state-of-the art GIS solutions
  • Superimposing highway designs, fish & wildlife habitat values, and other spatial data on orthorectified base imagery
  • Full-colour, large-sized map plotting capability
  • Compatibility with CAD (computer assisted design)
  • Habitat suitability analysis
  • Habitat fragmentation analysis
  • Habitat balance calculations
  • Roadkill identification
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