A narrow, dirt road built in 1910 was closed by the State because it ran between 2 swamps where a large population of endangered snakes was there, and many would bask on the road, including pregnant females.
The road ran one mile and was slated to be greatly widened with a new and wider bridge, with already- increased traffic because of an artificial lake being developed and many lots sold less than a mile west of there.
Was this road closure justified and helpful to people, the earth and rare animals?
There are times when our roads are not needed, and built in the wrong spots, even though US Laws could not stop or give a nod until 1973.
Whenever we find rare, unusual animals and plants, and they may need protection to not be destroyed from a locality, state, country, region or world.
Close a road or stop a construction project? Why?