UPDATE: I-84 daytime lane reductions avoided
Through the 11th-hour efforts of ITD and the contractor (Concrete Placing Company), daytime lane reductions on a heavily traveled stretch of I-84 have been avoided. Crews will complete rebuilding the outside lanes and shoulders at the Meridian Interchange with only additional nighttime lane reductions.
Report finds transportation projects bring $508B into U.S. economy, states
U.S. transportation project construction supports nearly four million jobs and generates more than $508 billion in economic activity as it builds infrastructure needed by all other industries, says a new study by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association.
ITD From the Vault: The wit and wisdom from Transporters of yesteryear:
Nineteen Seventy-Seven, 1978, math class and red tape.
Davis, Grotjohn earn thanks of FBI
Two ITD District 2 employees, J.R. Grotjohn and Jeff Davis, earned thanks from the Salt Lake City division of the FBI for assistance in mid-August with a flat tire on the bureau’s Lenco Bear Cat, a specialized armored vehicle necessary for a series of planned arrests and searches.
ITD communication, safety efforts again recognized at national peer gathering
For the second straight year, a pair of communication efforts by the Idaho Transportation Department were among the nation’s best, as recognized by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) at their recent annual gathering in Baltimore, Maryland.
Office of Highway Safety
Encore (09-11-15): OHS partners in launching Drive Safe Mode app to combat distracted driving
Turns out, mobile phones can actually be instruments of improved highway safety. Well, not the phones themselves so much as the app that can be downloaded to negate them.
Port of Entry
Encore (09-11-15): New equipment at north Idaho port of entry improves driver efficiency
New equipment at the Huetter Port of Entry will allow truck drivers to continue on their journeys without having to stop at the port.