Eastland Drive, A Year Later


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) It's been nearly a year since Eastland drive between Falls and Filer received an upgrade.

The road is clear of potholes and drivers now have a nice road to cruise on.

Traffic is moving smoothly down Eastland Drive.

A year ago, this road was only one lane.

Now with two lanes Joann Jackson thinks traffic is a bit quieter near her home.

"There is traffic everywhere; my house is built so I don't hear it that much. You don't hear things going by, it’s pretty steady,” said Joann Jackson, pleased with widening.

City of Twin Falls official have received good reaction from the project.

"Since the completion it's worked out really well, we have just received complaints over speeding and violations and we have stepped up enforcement to make sure we increase the safety on this road” said Josh Palmer, City of Twin Falls.

Residents are experiencing a quicker drive time than ever before.

"Drive time has improved, we've increased the number of lanes, and the intersections have been improved. People should see easier if not faster commutes" said Palmer.

A homeowner who experienced a summer full of construction and pleased with the new road a year later.

"I'm glad they fixed it and I hope it lasts,” said Jackson.

City officials say, the Eastland project is a success within the community.

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