Kimbol's ride through ITD marked by vapor trail
“No one rides alone” has been a rallying cry for ITD as Kimbol Allen has dealt with health issues over the past year and retires from the department in October. His meteoric rise has been accompanied by respect from peers and colleagues.
Fish & Game helps ITD preserve Lochsa swimmers
Plenty of folks fish along the Lochsa River that flows beside US-12 in north-central Idaho, but not many get to electrofish, a technique used by agencies such as Idaho Fish and Game to safely survey fish.
Multi-year contracts to purchase snowplows and components could save $620k
By reducing the time required to purchase and deliver new snowplow trucks to the districts, ITD can provide a higher level of service for highway end users in the winter. Reducing operating costs about $40,000 per year and adding $620,000 in savings on chassis is just icing on the cake.
Rattlesnake Creek Fire near Riggins sparks partnership
A fire along US-95 near Riggins in recent weeks has sparked a partnership between ITD and a Northern Rockies incident management team to enhance safety for travelers in the area. The fire began near milepost 184 July 23 and spread quickly through the corridor.
Good fortune follows Freeman — and his wife, too
Good fortune is Robin Freeman's companion most days. He's won the district roadeo 11 times in his 26-year ITD career, including four state titles. He won the cash drawing at his local mid-summer music festival three times in a row. And now good fortune has included his wife in its covering, too.
District 3 Innovation
D3 uses surface-mounted tubular markers for quicker, safer traffic control
It's the best of both worlds -- reducing construction time and delays, while improving safety for our workers. With the much-needed I-84 pavement rehab project quickly approaching, crews needed to find a way to rapidly install weekend crossover traffic-control measures.
From July 1956 - “Reminiscence”:
Remember back when the horse and buggy was the surest way of going from place to place? The end of that came with the invention of the horseless carriage, now called the automobile.
Bridge-height resource helps avoid overpass hits
Several times each year in Idaho, a bridge is hit by an over-height vehicle. Almost immediately, that road is closed…and may stay that way for months. It can also cost taxpayers millions if a driver’s insurance does not pay.
District 1 Innovation
Capturing consistency in project development
Between the scoping, planning and design phases, it can take years for a project to make it to construction. During that time, the project transitions to different teams, team members may retire, and conditions can change, so project knowledge can be lost.