The country’s Public Roads Administration has installed the devices, which emit high-pitch sounds and flash LED lights into the forest when cars are approaching.
Norway’s The Local reports the poles will be positioned about every 165 feet on selected highways at a cost of about $25,000 per unit.
Officials hope the devices will frighten elk away from the roadways and avoid crashes with vehicles, which are sometimes fatal to both passengers and elk.
It’s similar to what is being used in Austria to prevent autos colliding with deer.
“If the system works, we hope to put them up on all routes where elk collisions occur. It is considerably less expensive than (installing) game fences,” Henrik Wildenschild of the Public Roads Administration told the Fremover newspaper.
Photo: Ragnar Bøifot