Officials eye ways to reduce wildlife collisions

Central Idaho officials are seeking ways to reduce the number of collisions between motorists and wildlife on State Highway 75.

The Idaho Mountain Express reports that the Blaine County Transportation Committee on Wednesday formed a group to consider solutions such as warning signs and motion sensors that can alert drivers to wildlife on the roadway.

The committee also on Wednesday decided to seek money from the Idaho Transportation Department for an animal detection radar system that authorities say has worked well in northern Idaho.

Heavily traveled State Highway 75 cuts through the Wood River Valley and connects Hailey with the resort areas of Ketchum and Sun Valley about 12 miles to the north.