Highway Project Includes Ecopassages for Butler’s Garters

A project to widen Highway 164 to four lanes between Pewaukee and Slinger, Wisconsin includes two “ecopassages” to allow Butler’s Garter Snakes to cross between areas where the species is known to live, as well as a bridge over a wetland area, the Lake Country Reporter reported last Thursday. Work on the controversial project was scheduled to begin today, barring an injunction sought by an environmental citizen’s group.