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U.S. Highway 89

WYDOT working on Etna North, Thayne delayed until 2028

• Additional plans include Grover Corner and Strawberry Road intersection – Construction has resumed on Star Valley’s main thoroughfare, U.S. Highway 89. Started in the summer of 2021, the five-lane Etna North project opened again in May of 2022 with…

Organization honoring local teen with posthumous award 18 months after his death

  Rett Nelson EastIdahoNews.com This story courtesy EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission – IDAHO FALLS – When Jamison and Stacy McPherson sent their sons off to school on that cold December morning in 2020, they had no idea…

Afton improves water line along U.S. Highway 89

The Town of Afton is going through water system improvements on the north end of the community, along U.S. Highway 89. “This is part of the North Afton Extension Project,” explained Afton Town Administrator Violet Sanderson. “We’re replacing a shallow…

Thayne gearing up for growth in 2022

◆ Subdivision plans may include over 80 in location and up to 200 hundred in at another site. The Town of Thayne is moving into 2022 with a major subdivision developments, plans for a new fire department building and improvements…

End in sight for state’s most expensive road project

By Timothy J. Woods Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — After years of construction, which followed nearly two decades of environmental planning and design, the end of the U.S. Highway 89 construction project south of Jackson is…

Avail Valley work underway on U.S. 89 South of Alpine

◆ Full-depth reclamation part of Etna North project. Contract crews with Avail Valley Construction are working their way north on the Etna North reconstruction project in Star Valley’s Lower Valley. The project will bring five lanes to U.S. Highway 89,…

“Multiple accidents” accompany snowfall on Tuesday morning

A storm system that dropped several inches of snow across western Wyoming on Tuesday January 5 caused some traffic accidents over the Salt River Pass on U.S. Highway 89 between Afton and the Idaho border. According to an alert sent…

Car collision claims lives of Star Valley couple traveling on U.S. 89

A car accident on Friday, December 18 has claimed the lives of Robert and Joanne King. The couple was traveling on U.S. 89 in Star Valley when the accident occurred. Responding agencies included the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Lincoln County…

Strawberry Road scheduled for intersection change

◆ Plans call for the road to enter U.S. 89 near SV rest area. A Star Valley intersection known for several accidents over the years is scheduled to be moved as Lincoln County cooperates with the Wyoming Department of Transportation…

Multi-State Pursuit Ends Safely Near Alpine

An Idaho Falls, Idaho resident is in custody following a pursuit that took place Saturday morning, March 21, 2020. The pursuit started when a deputy within Bonneville County, Idaho, attempted to stop a 2016 Subaru WRX for speeding near Swan Valley,…