Dan Dinning cut the ribbon Monday to officially mark the completion of a road improvement project on Tobe and Plato roads. In attendance (l-r) were Alex Hall, HMH Engineering, Dennis Weed, Boundary County Economic Development Director, Henry Yoder, Yoder's Market, Dayne Swisher, Jordan Winkleseth, Wade Winkleseth and Cathi Winkleseth, all of Wink, Inc., county commissioners Dan Dinning, Walt Kirby and Wally Cossairt, Randy Morris and Renee Nelson, county road and bridge, and Matt Hall, HMH Engineering.

The Boundary County Road and Bridge Department hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, December 2, to mark completion of a road improvement project on Tobe Way and Plato Drive.

The project upgraded approximately 0.7 miles of gravel surfaces of Tobe Way and Plato Drive to all-season paved surfaced roads. The newly surfaced roads will provide a significant economic opportunity for current businesses to be serviced, and a wide range of benefits for new commercial expansion.

The work also improves ride quality, reduces maintenance costs and road dust, adds designated crosswalks and creates a separated pathway for pedestrians and cyclists.

The improvements were funded through a $660,000 Local Strategic Investment Program grant authorized by the Idaho Legislature and administered through the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC), which identifies eligible projects to address safety and mobility.

The project was sponsored by Boundary County, overseen by Boundary County Road & Bridge, and construction work was carried out by Wink, Inc., of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Engineering and Construction Management was provided by HMH Engineering, Inc., of Coeur d’Alene.

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