Idaho Transportation Board
Board to discuss additional truck route, bridge funding and mobility management option Feb. 23
Designating an additional route for higher-weight trucks, funding additional work on a bridge in Plummer and approving a new mobility management program option will be among items discussed when the Idaho Transportation Board holds its monthly meeting Feb. 23 at Headquarters in Boise.
ITD presents budget request to Idaho Legislature Monday
Adequate funding for Idaho's roads and bridges was the focus of a budget presentation to the Idaho Legislature's Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee by ITD Director Brian Ness on Monday (Feb. 16). Ness presented the Governor's fiscal 2016 budget recommendation for ITD of $555.5 million.
Reese celebrates half a century of watershed moments
When he started with ITD, gas was 19 cents a gallon and he earned $1.30 per hour. His first semester’s tuition in college was $160. Over the years, a lot has changed for Lotwick Reese, and someday soon, one more thing will change: after 50 years of state service, he will no longer roam these halls.
History, archaeology preserved in award-winning Sandpoint project
The construction of an alternate route for U.S. 95 through Sandpoint several years ago has already been recognized numerous times. On Jan. 7, another award was added to the list – this time for the archaeological work initiated before the construction project even began.
Richards earns kudos for immediate response to mud-tracking issue
“Stay between the white lines” is a phrase we often hear as advice for navigating a highway in poor visibility conditions, usually caused by fog, snow and ice, or some other weather system. But what if weather conditions aren’t bad, and you still can’t even see the white lines?
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Free workshops in eastern and south-central Idaho show how to do business with the government March 10-13
ITD will offer basic guidelines for doing business with the government at free workshops in eastern and south-central Idaho March 10-13. The workshops will be held in Salmon, Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Twin Falls.
Employees show support for National Wear Red Day
National Wear Red Day on Feb. 6 helped remind people that they need to protect themselves and loved ones from heart disease and stroke by understanding the risks and following preventive suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control.
Encore (02-13-15): Project maps wildlife paths across U.S. 20 in Island Park
A four-year collaborative study in the Island Park area regarding wildlife-related hazards and improved safety on U.S. 20 and Idaho 87 has been completed. The study focused primarily on moose and elk behavior and their movements across U.S. 20. ITD recorded 169 collisions with wildlife on the stretch of U.S. 20 between Ashton and Island Park from 2005 to 2009, resulting in moose, elk and deer fatalities, and millions of dollars in vehicle damage.
Encore (02-13-15): Crossovers return on I-84 from Meridian to Five Mile
Throughout the last week (Feb. 10–15), crews were placing a new traffic pattern on Interstate 84 between Meridian and Five Mile roads. Implementation of the traffic pattern was weather dependent.
Encore (02-13-15): Innovative project that replaced McCall’s Lardo Bridge wins excellence award
The project to replace the 83-year-old Lardo Bridge in McCall, open to traffic since November 2014, won a recent “Excellence in Concrete” award from the Intermountain Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.