The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $20 million to improve transportation connections between Driggs and Jackson, Wyo. through Teton Pass.

The two communities are connected via Idaho State Highway 33 and Wyoming 22. The money is part of DOT’s Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development program, and will help fund the Teton Mobility Corridor Improvements Project, U.S. Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo and U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, all R-Idaho, announced Wednesday.

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