Traffic sensors will aid traffic flow on I-15 during upcoming construction
To aid traffic flow for tens of thousands of drivers during upcoming construction on Interstate 15 in eastern Idaho, ITD is turning to new technology. Bluetooth-based roadway sensors in the Interstate 15 median will provide real-time travel information during construction starting later this spring.
Speed limit on section of U.S. 20 in Eastern Idaho increases to 70 mph
The speed limit on U.S. 20 between Idaho Falls and Ashton increased to 70 mph Wednesday (March 22), for both passenger vehicle traffic and commercial trucks.
Idaho Transportation Board
Funding, safety, emerging leaders highlight March board meeting
Funding levels, employee safety goals, aligning work goals with the overall department mission, and discussion of an emerging leaders program was highlighted in the March Idaho Transportation Board meeting in Boise.
ITD crews receive praise for signal repair
Keeping our roads safe often requires a lot of partnerships – from local governments, to businesses, and even drivers. ITD crews in eastern Idaho are receiving praise for their efforts to repair a heavily damaged traffic signal in Pocatello.
“I cannot recall a project that went as smoothly as this one,” said Mike Neville the Traffic Operations Supervisor for the City of Pocatello.
Work Zone Safety
Sending work zone warnings to cell phones
The Minnesota Department of Transportation just released a study looking at one way of triggering in-vehicle messages in vehicles approaching work zones. The authors Chen-Fu Liao and Max Donath of the University of Minnesota tested the concept of sending low-energy BlueTooth messages to Android phones equipped with a custom app they call Workzone Alert.