Employee honors, rest areas, and 129,000-lb. truck routes highlight Nov. 16 Idaho Transportation Board meeting
Employee service awards, 129k-lb. truck routes, an innovative rest area concept, and purchase of an aircraft will highlight the Nov. 16 meeting of the Idaho Transportation Board in Boise.
The board will participate in the semiannual employee service awards as part of its business meeting in the auditorium on November 16. District 3 Board Member Julie DeLorenzo will provide remarks on behalf of the board.
129,000-lb. truck routes
Following a public-comment period, including a public hearing, staff presented its findings to the Board Subcommittee on 129,000-Pound Truck Routes last month.
Staff recommended approving all of the routes, and the subcommittee concurred. The next step will be to present the routes, all or portions of US-26, ID-34, US-89, ID-61, I-86 Business Loop, US-91, ID-38, ID-37, and US-30, to the full board for its consideration.
Blackfoot and Jerome Oasis partnership update
In an Oasis partnership, ITD covers certain costs of providing rest area facilities at the private business and installs signing directing travelers to the facility. In return, the business provides maintenance of the restrooms and parking facilities.
Conversations are continuing between District 4 and potential Oasis partners in the Twin Falls area. Two facilities appear to meet the requirements and a draft agreement is being developed.