SANDPOINT, Idaho – When was the last time you saw a road sign that warned you of turtles crossing?
Well, if you are traveling on Highway 200 outside of Sandpoint in North Idaho, that is exactly what you will see.
The Idaho Transportation Department said it was contacted by a passionate area resident who asked for the signs to be put up. They said the resident was apparently tired of seeing turtle roadkill.
The ITD then reached out to Fish and Game to see if the stretch of road in question had enough turtles nearby to warrant a sign being put up. Fast forward to Summer 2016, and it appears there were indeed enough turtles.