District Engineer Jason Minzghor (3rd from left) and Engineering Manager Wade Allen (2nd from left) of District 6 join ITD Director Brian Ness (2nd from right) in receiving $10,000 for charity for winning the America's Transportation People's Choice voting for the Thornton Interchange. ITD will donate the prize money to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Oct. 10. Cystic Fibrosis hits close to home for D6. Read this news release to learn why.
District 6 to celebrate accomplishments on Tuesday (Oct. 10)
It’s time to celebrate, and everyone is invited!
District 6 is celebrating more than 20 years of efforts to develop and construct U.S. 20 safety improvements.
The Thornton Interchange was the capstone project of this major effort, garnering national awards including the America’s Transportation “People’s Choice” Award and a President’s Transportation Award for Highway Traffic Safety from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
Improvements along the 34-mile stretch of the highway between Idaho Falls and Sugar City included seven interchanges built between 2000 and 2016. These improvements reduced serious-injury crashes by 75% and cut fatalities to less than one per year.
Celebrators, including employees, public officials and media representatives, will gather on the west side of the Thornton Interchange at 2 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 10) for a photo and brief ceremony.
The ceremony will be followed by cake and ice cream in the District 6 Office (206 North Yellowstone) at approximately 3 p.m.
Come and join the fun!