ITD collaborates to improve safety at crossing
After a fatal crash on Aug. 7 killed two local high school students, residents and officials came together expressing concern for the safety of the intersection on US-20 just south of St. Anthony. ITD, Eastern Idaho Railroad (EIRR), local officials and residents came together to work out a short-term plan for the railroad crossing.
Teagan Bradshaw and Tanner Nicol died after rear-ending a fuel tanker that was legally stopped at this crossing on US-20. Friends of Teagan and Tanner expressed concern and requested ITD and EIRR work together to make this crossing exempt.
However, it remains an active crossing for the train and requires the train to take extra precautionary measures before crossing the highway. This also means that when the train crosses the highway, ALL traffic must stop before proceeding until the train crosses and is at a safe distance.
A big shout out goes to Haynes of Eastern Idaho Railroad, Courtney Liddiard of Ball Ventures, Dawson Jensen, Bridger Stoddard, Bridger Vickers, Briar Leishman, Mason Flanery and the Bradshaw and Nicol families for the support and ambition to move this exemption along.