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Why do fences run down both sides of the new section of I-140?

Ken Little
StarNews

Q. On the new I-140 highway, that connects 74/76 to U.S. 17 South, there is a high fence that has been constructed on both sides of the highway and runs the length of the interstate. Why has this fence been constructed?

A. The fence is a control-of-access fence that limits access to the highway right-of-way, said Brian K. Rick, N.C. Department of Transportation spokesman.

“It also helps keep wildlife off of the highway by funneling animals into the wildlife passage that runs under the roadway,” Rick said.

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