County Commissioners Discuss New Interstate


By Aimee Burnett

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - You've probably never heard of Interstate 11, but that could change in the years ahead.

According to Twin Falls County Commissioner, Terry Kramer, a new commerce route is being created that would run between Mexico and Canada.

One of the routes under consideration would basically turn Highway 93 into Interstate 11.

It would connect Las Vegas to Twin Falls via Ely, then intersect with Interstate 84.

A second bridge over the Snake River Canyon would be created connecting Twin Falls to Vancouver, British Columbia. This is all part of an effort to avoid the congestion that now exists in the current routes.

The project would be completed over the next twenty to thirty years.

The Commissioners plan on talking with ITD to see how it fits into their plan, along with the City of Twin Falls and Jerome County before making a decision.

For more information on I-11 and the Intermountain West Corridor Study, click here

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