Road, relationships on agenda for county

BLACKFOOT — Bingham County was in a unique situation last year when the Snake River flooded as county crews worked to clear snow from roads, Bingham County Commissioner Whitney Manwaring said during his State of the County address at the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce President's Luncheon Wednesday.
The costs associated with the flooding reduced the ability of the county to chip seal roads, which is something the county hopes to work on this year, Manwaring said.
One major project in the works is improvements to Ferry Butte Road from Highway 39 to Tilden Road.
The budget remains a primary concern, and he said the county will continue to work within what funds are available.
"We have to look forward with our budget," Manwaring said. "We're moving forward with caution."
He said the county has been working on improving communication with the city and Shoshone-Bannock Tribes in an effort to build better relationships to work together toward regional economic growth.