Idaho Transportation Board
Reviews of future project and strategic plans, and recognition of teen highway-safety efforts highlight June meeting
A tour of the region, review of rest-area and strategic plans, check of the Idaho Transportation Investment Program, and recognition of area teens engaged in highway-safety efforts, highlight the District 4 meeting of the Idaho Transportation Board June 15-16 in Shoshone.
ITD North Idaho regional crews record state-best mobility index, benefitting drivers
ITD maintenance crews in the north Idaho region posted the top mobility index for the entire state for area roads. During the recent winter season, crews posted a mobility index of 82 percent - the percent of time during slick and dangerous winter-driving conditions crews kept road surfaces bare and passable for the traveling public.
crews earn kudos from public on project construction, timing
ITD southwest Idaho crews were recently praised by the traveling public for work on the Orchard Street bridge (pictured below) and the timing of a chip seal on Idaho 16 near Firebird Raceway.
New study reveals when, where and how much motorists drive
WASHINGTON, D.C., (April 16, 2015) – On average, Americans drive 29.2 miles per day, making two trips with an average total duration of 46 minutes. This and other revealing data are the result of a ground-breaking study currently underway by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and the Urban Institute.
Office of Highway Safety
100 Deadliest Days especially dangerous for teen drivers
Memorial Day kicks off the summer months, usually bringing a great anticipation of what the lazy summer days ahead will hold. However, Memorial Day also kicks off what is known as “The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer” – referring to the number of fatal crashes that happen on Idaho’s roadways. The days between the Memorial and Labor Day holiday weekends claim the highest numbers of fatal automobile, crashes, especially when it comes to teen drivers.
Merging as-built plans with satellite imagery saves hundreds of development hours
A few months ago, District 5 GIS Analyst Nik Sterbentz discovered a way to merge as-built project plans with satellite imagery, saving hundreds of hours for the development teams designing projects.
ITD and FHWA bicyclists tackle Bogus Basin hill at annual climb
Bicyclists from ITD and FHWA pedaled their way from Boise to Bogus Basin during a hill climb Saturday, June 6.
Encore (06-05-15): ITD highway-safety efforts win pair of awards
A pair of highway-safety initiatives, powered by internal partnerships at ITD and between ITD and law enforcement, have been named award winners by a national motor-vehicle organization in regional competition.
Encore (06-05-15): ITD Vault: 17 Years ago (Jan. 1998): Historic Ahsahka Bridge awaits new owners and creative reuse
Psst! Hey, mister, want to own a bridge?
If so, the Idaho Transportation Department has a deal for you.
Encore (06-05-15): District 1, 2 and 3 equipment roadeo winners announced
The best of the best were at it again in western and north Idaho at last week’s district equipment roadeos, as crews measured both performance and knowledge.