The Los Angeles County's 101 Freeway will experience overnight weekday closures for several weeks to facilitate the construction of the world's largest wildlife crossing, which aims to connect the Santa Monica Mountains to the Simi Hills. This project, started by Caltrans in April 2022 and set to complete in 2025, features a bridge that will be vegetated to blend with the natural environment, providing a safe passage for a variety of wildlife, including mountain lions, who are severely affected by freeway barriers causing genetic issues due to restricted movement. Named the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, this initiative has garnered significant support and funding from over 5,000 contributors and is seen as a pioneering model for urban wildlife conservation.

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