ITD to improve US-20 Corridor throughout Island Park this year

A file photo of a flashing sign near U.S. Highway 20.

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The Idaho Transportation Department is seeking public feedback to improve the U.S. Highway 20 corridor between Ashton and the Idaho State Highway 87 Junction in Island Park.

The department announced in a Thursday news release it was conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkages process to look at ways to improve the corridor.

Increasing traffic is causing congestion and crashes, the department said in the release. Improvements are needed to maintain a safe roadway and reliable connection to adjacent communities, Yellowstone National Park and the region.

ITD invites the public to learn more about the project by attending one of two public meetings. The same materials will be presented at both meetings.

The first meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the Island Park Emergency Medical Services Building located at 4378 County Circle.

The second meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Ashton Community Center and Library located at 925 Main Street.

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