Idaho Transportation Board’s May meeting will focus on
Several items will be highlighted in the Idaho Transportation Board's meeting in Pocatello May 16-17: apreview of the draft Highway Safety Plan for FY19, federal FAST Act reporting requirements, a tour of the Interstate 15 corridor, and preparations for turning a road section over to the Glenns Ferry Highway District.
The board’s tour of District 5 May 16 will focus on projects in the I-15 corridor. The schedule also includes visiting with Shoshone-Bannock tribal officials in Fort Hall on upcoming issues, lunch at the Downey maintenance shed, and a tour of the new Idaho State Police facility in Pocatello.
Highway Safety Plan
More than $6 million is available to focus on areas such as impaired driving, distracted driving, intersection crashes, lane-departure crashes, and motorcyclist safety. The goal is to eliminate deaths, injuries, and the economic impact of traffic crashes.
Specific projects recommended for funding include paid media, support for advisory committees, high-visibility enforcement, training, education, and occupant-protection surveys.
FHWA Performance Measures
Safety targets include fatalities, the rate of fatalities, serious injuries, the rate of serious injuries, and the number of non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries. Performance measures are also required on pavements, bridges, and system performance, or congestion.
Relinquishment of I-84 Business Loop in Hammett
The 2.1-mile business loop separates two sections of road maintained by the Glenns Ferry Highway District. The highway district has agreed to assume jurisdiction of the business route to provide a connection between its roadways. As part of the agreement, the department is making improvements to the roadway, including rehabilitating the pavement, replacing the bridge crossing over Union Pacific Railroad’s tracks, and realigning an intersection.