Bill creating Idaho Medal of Honor Highway goes to governor

Posted at 11:24 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 13:24:24-05

BOISE — Legislation to designate a highway that crosses southern Idaho as the Idaho Medal of Honor Highway is now headed to Governor Little’s desk.

The Senate on Monday voted 35-0 to send to Little the legislation for U.S. Highway 20, which has already passed the House.

Backers say Idaho's portion will be part of a larger plan to have the entire highway that begins in Newport, Oregon, and ends in Boston, Massachusetts, receive the designation.

In Idaho, the highway starts near Parma and ends on Targhee Pass, where it enters Montana.

The estimated cost to the state is expected to be less than $30,000.

(by Associated Press)
(photo courtesy: Idaho Transportation Departrment)