Idaho Transportation Board
Board to discuss fish passage, celebrate employees at March 24-25 meeting in Boise
Celebration of employee service, a planning workshop, possible addition of a fish-friendly new north-central Idaho highway project, and discussions centered on highway improvements and subsequent exchange in Sandpoint will highlight the Idaho Transportation Board’s monthly meeting in Boise, March 24-25.
Work Zone Safety
Monk's life-altering experience underlines importance of work-zone safety
Troy Monk believes in safety. He believes drivers must pay attention, particularly in highway construction zones. It is a belief forged by a frightening late-August day that nearly cost him his life.
ITD reminds motorists to drive safely in work zones
Safer driving means safer work zones. Not just safer for construction workers, but also safer for motorists. March 23-27 is national Work Zone Awareness Week
Construction of North Fork Payette Bridge near Cascade begins in April
Reconstruction of the North Fork Payette Bridge along Idaho 55, north of Cascade, will begin in mid-April and wrap up this fall. Previously implemented load restrictions on the old bridge, built in 1950, will be fully lifted with construction of the new bridge.
Rapid response to delineation issue earns gratitude from homeowner
Imagine trying to find a driveway or street without a street sign or any indication of where you need to turn? Now imagine that same scenario with the further hurdle of failing eyesight.
ITD plans 30 highway construction projects in eastern Idaho this year
ITD plans 30 highway construction projects in eastern Idaho this year. Work on this estimated $12.7 million batch of projects will enhance and preserve state highways, improving safety and ride for motorists. Projects will start once contracts are awarded, construction is arranged and weather allows.
ITD issues legislative identification cards to members of the House and Senate
In the first week of March, 44 House members and 22 Senators received legislative identification cards from ITD’s Driver Services during a two-day event at the Idaho Statehouse. The department provides this service to the legislative body every two years, and has prepared these IDs for nearly two decades.
Encore (03-13-15): Email changeover to Exchange Online underway, expected to finish in April
Migration of ITD email accounts to Exchange Online is underway and during the coming weeks you may expect an email from Enterprise Technology Services explaining how that will work.
Encore (03-13-15): Lack of winter allows ITD northern Idaho crews to get jump on road striping with new cold-weather paint
For the first time in decades, northern Idaho had nothing resembling its usual winter.
The Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls area had the lowest levels of snowpack and precipitation recorded in years. A half-inch dusting on the last day of February was the only thing that kept that month from being one of the driest winter months on record for the region.
Encore (03-13-15): Researchers test low-cost thermal method to monitor bridge scour
Bridge scour is the enemy. Scour is the process by which water erodes channel-bed material due to its flow being disturbed either by an obstruction or constriction.
Encore (03-13-15): Service awards season begins March 25 with Headquarters’ honorees
An effective transportation system requires the talents of a diverse group of people committed to making the Idaho Transportation Department the best transportation department in the country. Service awards are one way that employees may be recognized for their contributions to ITD’s mission of safety, mobility and economic opportunity.