The fact the province’s two moose detection systems are not functioning at an acceptable level is a cause for concern, Opposition Leader and transportation and works critic Eddie Joyce said today.
Joyce was referring to information in a CBC news report on documents obtained by the CBC.
In a news release, Joyce notes the Grand Falls-Windsor site is either out of commission or partially affected nearly half of the days it has been running since 2011, and the Salmonier Line detector has been down 106 days since it’s been in operation.
“This is extremely concerning since our province has the highest population of moose in the world and moose-vehicle accidents are a serious and common occurrence,” said Joyce.
The release notes the provincial government built two systems as part of a two-year pilot project that has an estimated cost of $1.5 million. The sensors are supposed to trigger warning lights when a moose is detected.