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400 East intersection open | Preston Citizen

400 East intersection open

August 7, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL 

Assistant editor

Work has finally ended on a project to open 400 East at U.S. 91 in Preston. City officials have been discussing the effort for several months.

The project started in June and was finished on Aug. 2. The road was opened on Monday.

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The access to the highway was at one time open, but closed several years ago after a federally funded, highway-widening project was completed.

Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson said, after several meetings with the Idaho highway department, it finally agreed to return the intersection to the way it was prior to its closure.

“I want to personally thank our city public works’ department for their help with this project. They put in a lot of long hours getting curbing in place and installing underground drainage and other items,” said Mayor Hendrickson.

Staker/Parsons crews lay new asphalt at the intersection of 400 East and U.S. 91 on Friday morning. The street re-opened to traffic on Monday.

Staker/Parsons crews lay new asphalt at the intersection of 400 East and U.S. 91 on Friday morning. The street re-opened to traffic on Monday.

“The state is concerned about the safety of students who are dropped off near the intersection onto Preston School District property. Now the road has been reopened, we are working with school officials to discuss the possibility of installing fencing or gates to help solve the problem,” the mayor said.

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