Dedication held for the Sand Creek Byway

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) An official dedication was held for Northern Idaho's Sand Creek Byway Friday. The byway routes U.S. 95 from downtown Sandpoint across Sand Creek and a three-lane highway.

Friday's dedication ceremony marked the substantial completion of the $100 million project that Republican Rep. George Eskridge of Dover says he first heard about in 1953.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that other state and local officials as well as the lead contractor took part in the ceremony.

Idaho Transportation Board Vice Chair Jim Coleman says the project is the most complex and most expensive ever done in Idaho.

The project has taken four years, and officials say they expect to have it open by mid-July.


Information from: Bonner County Daily Bee

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