Endangered Eyeless Spider Indefinitely Delays $15M Texas Highway ProjectSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 03:20
Endangered Eyeless Spider Indefinitely Delays $15M Texas Highway Project
September 12, 2012 11:14 AM
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CBS Houston) — An endangered eyeless spider is holding up a $15 million Texas highway project.
Construction of the highway underpass project on Texas 151 was indefinitely delayed after a biologist consultant with the Texas Department of Transportation discovered the Braken Bat Cave meshweaver, according to San Antonio Express-News.
The Express-News reports the spider, which is about the size of a dime, was added to the endangered species list 12 years ago.
Dr Jean Krejca of Zara Environmental told the paper the finding of this spider is like ”stumbling on a new Galapagos Island.”
Department spokesperson Josh Donat says it’s just now a wait-and-see plan on what to do.