IDAHO FALLS — Members of the community joined elected officials from the city of Idaho Falls and the city of Ammon for a ribbon cutting Monday morning to celebrate the completion of the 17th Street and Hitt Road (25th East) intersection improvement project.
Ground was broken on April 4 and the project finished within budget, according to a city of Idaho Falls news release.
The main focus of the three-month reconstruction project was widening the intersection to add a second left-turn lane at all four approaching lanes and a dedicated right-turn lane on the northbound, southbound and eastbound approaches.
The intersection had relied on 12 lanes to manage traffic but that has expanded to 19 lanes.
The City of Idaho Falls funded 65 percent of the 1.6 million dollar project and the city of Ammon funded the rest.
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