US Highway 20 to be closed briefly for radioactive material shipment

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - US Highway 20 west of Idaho Falls will briefly be closed Wednesday, February 22 while a shipment of radioactive materials is transported to the Idaho National Laboratory.

The Idaho Transportation department says crews will close the highway from 2 a.m. to 2:45 a.m. Wednesday to facilitate the shipment.

U.S. 20 will be closed from the entrance of the Materials and Fuels Complex, which is 28 miles west of Idaho Falls, to the INL access road at the U.S. 20/26 junction.

To help ensure traffic safety, workers also will close U.S. 26 just south of its junction with U.S. 20 and U.S. 20/26 just west of the junction.

Motorists should avoid the highways during the Wednesday closure.

INL will be transporting the radioactive material to the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center.

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