Watch the roads for moose

Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011

Why are there not any PSAs put out over the radio or newspapers regarding the Kenai Peninsula Sterling Highway from Soldotna to Homer, advising drivers to be aware that moose are hanging out along the roadways crossing back and forth in search for food. There are a couple of "Moose Crossing" signs then stop short of mile 113 Sterling Highway. The biggest moose population crossing areas have no announcements along Mile 123 -- 137. There are no signs at those locations.

It is common to see several moose standing along the roads or in the road. People can avoid hitting a moose when paying attention to what dangers are up ahead of them; hills, straight a ways and corners. Slow down in these areas to avoid serious bodily injuries, not to mention vehicle damage. Summer will be here and again moose will be calving, crossing with their young.

I am disappointed in our city managers, highways (DOT) and Alaska Public Safety for allowing that many moose kills without considering how to improve our narrow highways on the Kenai Peninsula that could help avoid this serious problem as well as no PSAs.

Speak up Alaskans! Do Something. Protect our people and moose population!

Jacquline Erion, Clam Gulch

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