Transportation Board returns to Boise for monthly business meeting Oct. 15

The Idaho Transportation Board will discuss innovative project contracting, sponsorship of department programs and host the department's employee service award ceremony.

Innovative project contracting
An update on the design-build (DB) and construction manager/general contractor (CMGC) alternative project delivery methods will be provided.

ITD’s first DB project was completed one year ago. The Idaho 44, Linder Road to Ballantyne Lane project in District 3 won several awards for excellence.

District 3 also has a DB project under construction. The Idaho 55 North Fork Payette River Bridge in McCall is being replaced via a lateral slide accelerated bridge construction method, a first for Idaho. The accelerated method will result in a significant reduction in road closure duration. The project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

District 3 is working on two more DB projects and one using the CMGC method. District 1 is using DB for a project in FY17 to reconstruct the Idaho 3 structures over the St. Joe River and over the railroad in St. Maries.

Sponsorship of department programs
The department is encouraged to seek sponsorships for programs that increase efficiency or effectiveness, represent a good fit for the strategic initiatives and that could generate additional revenue.  The Sponsorship of Department Programs policy requires an annual report to the board on sponsorship activities.

During the past year, several candidate programs were considered, including the LOGO signs, TODS (tourist oriented directional signs), incident response vehicles and rest areas.  No sponsorships were secured. Legislative action would be required before the two sign programs could be sponsored. The department solicited prospective sponsors for the incident response program, but received no interest.

There are currently two rest area partnerships. District 5 entered into an agreement with Flying J several years ago for an oasis rest area in McCammon. District 2 recently completed a public/private project with the Nez Perce Tribe for a joint facility near Winchester.

Employee service awards
The board will also participate in the employee service awards. Board Member Lee Gagner from District 6 will provide remarks at the ceremony.  The Maintenance and Safety Persons of the Year also will be recognized.


Published 10-10-14