'Design-build' project named No. 2 on Idaho Business Review list

Idaho’s first design-build project, in west Boise at State Street (Idaho 44) and Linder Road, was named one of the Top Projects by the Idaho Business Review. Crews rebuilt the intersection and widened the highway to five lanes. The project began in Nov. 2012 and will finish by the end of this month.

The work improves safety, reduces congestion and creates smoother traffic flow.

Central Paving, of Boise, was the contractor for the $9.23 million project. Horrocks Engineers, of Nampa, was the project design team.
Design-build is a streamlined process in which the design team and construction team work together simultaneously. ITD typically uses a method of design, bid, then build, which requires different partners to be involved in each step. The design-build method combines the design and construction, which allows for innovative methods of construction and results in quicker project completion.

Several other ITD projects were included in the Top Projects list in the "Government" division. The $3.9 million Idaho 21 Mores Creek Summit SAFLEA project in Boise County was No. 13, and the $2.9 million Interstate 84 project at Idaho 81 in Cassia County was No. 15. 

Published 10-25-13