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ITD updates US 20 and I-15 connector plans

Idaho Transportation Department planners continue to move forward on new plans for the I-15 and US 20 interchange in Idaho Falls.

ITD began looking at the project in May 2018 and brought its first design alternatives to a public meeting this May.

Based on public response, three alternatives are now the focus of further review. Several alternatives have already been dropped.

Public concerns, so far, include a need for better pedestrian accommodations and better connections to US Highway 26 and Freeman Park. Those commenting were generally pleased with efforts to develop easy access to the Idaho Falls Regional Airport.

ITD engineers are now working to refine alternatives for another public meeting this fall. They hope to focus on final designs by 2024-25 and begin construction in 2026. In the interim, work will begin on securing funding for the entire project.

You can review all of the project’s details here.

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