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Idaho Transportation Open House US 20/26 Chinden West Project

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The Idaho Department of Transportation (ITD) Open House is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Middleton United Methodist Church.

MIDDLETON, Idaho — The Idaho Department of Transportation (ITD) is hosting an open house Tuesday to gather feedback and share design plans for its U.S. Highway 20/26 Chinden West project.

the the project plans to expand US Highway 20/26 between Middleton Road and Star Road in the future.

Currently, the road consists of two lanes, one in each direction. ITD said it had “long term plans” to widen the road to six lanes, with three in each direction. The project also includes widening the shoulder on each side of the road and adding multi-use paths parallel to the roadway.

ITD said the corridor improvements will improve intersections for increased safety and mobility for “all users of the transportation system.”

Tuesday’s open house is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. at Middleton United Methodist Church. The public can share their comments on the project and meet the members of the project team during the open house.

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ITD’s project design uses funds from the Leading Idaho Transportation Expansion and Congestion Mitigation (TECM) program.

The program provides ITD with opportunities to “accelerate project timelines to accommodate Idaho’s rapid growth and build critical infrastructure today that would otherwise take many years to fund and build.”

According to ITD, additional funding for the US Highway 20/26 Chinden West project will be determined as it progresses to the next stage.

If you are unable to attend Tuesday’s open house, ITD will post materials shared at the event online at itdprojects.org/chindenwest from Wednesday. Public comments will be accepted until June 7.

Middleton United Methodist Church is located at 104 East Main Street.

To watch a video presentation of ITD’s Chinden West project, Click here.

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