As part of an ongoing campaign, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation has purchased two new fixed radar enabled signs for Highway 390. Known as “RU2FAST”, the signs are intended to reduce moose-vehicle collisions. The Foundation will use donations and a grant from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole to pay the $17 thousand cost.
The signs will be located on each side of the highway between mile markers 2.3 in the northbound lane and mile marker 2.9 in the southbound lane. The display will inform drivers of the current speed limit and what their current driving speed is. The Foundation has already purchased and placed six mobile variable message signs throughout Jackson Hole to warn motorists of wildlife on the road.
Grand Teton National Park said similar signs posted within the park last year dropped wildlife-vehicle collisions by 36 percent.