Idaho 55 corridor plans unveiled at public meeting

About 70 people attended the Idaho 55 Corridor Study open house on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Shadow Valley Golf Course north of Boise. The meeting focused on the section of highway from north of State Street in Ada County to the Banks-Lowman Road cutoff just north of Banks in Boise County.

Participants learned about the corridor study, identified corridor needs and offered comments.

The Idaho 55 Corridor Study will result in a plan that will guide policies and projects important to the development of the highway during the next 20 years.

As part of the study, ITD will analyze safety, traffic, access management and environmental issues corridor-wide and county-by-county. The study will be based on community input, engineering analysis, and city, county, and agency planning goals.

Idaho 55 is an important north-south route that supports the Treasure Valley daily commute, the state’s long-haul trucking and agricultural industries, and recreational traffic.

Published 12-27-13