ITD Bridge crew assists Boise Fire with watercraft rescue
On April 30, the Idaho Transportation Department bridge inspection crew assisted the Boise Fire Department during a water rescue of their own firefighters on the Boise River.
Standardized precon outline saves time
District 1 design-construct groups used their winter “downtime” to bring consistency to a common construction event just ahead of the summer season -- pre-construction conferences.
ITD donates truck to West Ada Diesel Tech. program
ITD recently donated a 2012 GMC 3500 Sierra Crew Cab pickup with nearly 172,000 miles to the West Ada School District and their Diesel Technology program. The students and instructors at the school were thrilled.
ITD employees have an avenue to share their appreciation for the assistance and guidance that is an essential component of job satisfaction. These are the MVP cards submitted by employees in the past week:
District 1 revisits hazard-tree removals to save money
To enhance highway safety, crews in District 1 regularly remove hazardous trees from roadsides. A partnership with the Idaho Department of Lands provides an added incentive to contractors and saves money.
ITD Job Openings UPDATED
The current list of job openings may help inform employees of the career choices available to them. It also may assist in external recruitment when looking for the best candidates.
North Idaho boat-check stations reopen for the season
Boat-check stations across the state are now open, including one on Interstate 90 near Cedars, where inspectors found the greatest number of contaminated watercraft in 2018.
Office of Communication
Communication products garner five Idaho Press Club awards for excellence
The Idaho Press Club held the “Best of 2018” awards banquet April 27 in Boise, where members of the Office of Communication received several awards.
The 1960s were particularly deadly years for ITD workers, as road work took the lives of 15 highway department workers – more than a third of all of the “on the job” deaths for ITD in the last 60 years.