ITD removes old gas station along U.S. 20 in Thornton
District 6 maintenance crews removed an old Shell gas station/convenience store Monday (May 4) in preparation for constructing the planned Thornton interchange on U.S. 20 just north of Thornton next year.
These properties lie in the construction footprint of the full interchange, which will improve safety and operational effectiveness by eliminating the last of the deadly intersections and all other at-grade (level) intersections with U.S. 20 between Idaho Falls and Sugar City.
The interchange will make the 30-mile stretch of U.S. 20 between Idaho Falls and Sugar City a full–access-control, four-lane divided highway, improving safety, mobility and economic opportunity for the traveling public.
After salvage, the building was left partially collapsed, leaving debris susceptible to the wind. District 6 decided to remove the rubble rather than let it sit until construction starts in several months.