The project to install the Roadside Animal Detection System (RADS) along a 1.3 mile segment of US 41 east and west of Turner River Road (near Bass Lake Road within Big Cypress National Preserve) in Collier County is operational. RADS alerts motorists when large animals, like panthers, are close to the road and advises drivers to slow down. The system uses solar powered sensors to detect animals as they approach the roadway and then communicates to drivers that animals are in the roadway or near it with bright, flashing LED lights on six warning signs placed along the road. Debbie Tower, Public Information Director, Florida Department of Transportation, Debbie. Tower@dot.state.fl.us, 239-461-4300.