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Adjustments to the
Transportation Board Vice Chairman Jack Combo and Member Monte C. McClure, Local Highway Technical Assistance Council Administrator Joe Haynes, Assistant Chief Engineer of Development (ACE-D) Steve Hutchinson, Transportation Planning Administrator (TPA) Charles Rountree, Senior Transportation Planner Garry Young, and Secretary to the Board (SB) Sue Higgins, met at 4 PM on Tuesday, January 15 in Room 200 at the Transportation Department, Boise. Board Member John McHugh was also present.
US-93 Spur. The City of
I-86 Business. District 5 has been working with local
officials from the City of
Member McClure reiterated the Subcommittee’s position that
the route should be a state highway. He
understands a number of counties in the state received additional federal funds
recently, as payment for timber receipts due to the high percentage of federal
land in those counties. He asked how
ACE-D Hutchinson reminded the group that maintenance is a concern of the District’s, as neither the Banks nor the Lowman maintenance sheds have enough manpower to also maintain the Banks to Lowman highway.
Mr. Haynes reported that a chip seal project is currently scheduled in FY04 for $564,000, but the County would like to advance that project.
Vice Chairman Combo
suggested that staff update the rock bolt information and estimated costs of
maintaining the Banks to
TPA Rountree suggested having the
District’s updated needs report and information on a possible Direct Federal
project by May, and that the Subcommittee could meet with
last year, District 1 was negotiating with
Member McHugh expressed concern that DE Scott Stokes is caught in the middle on this issue. He has worked hard to establish a good relationship with the Tribe. Member McHugh also questioned the need to have a hearing if the State relinquishes this route. Vice Chairman Combo elaborated on the Legal opinion the Subcommittee received, and that the hearing could consist of the topic being on the local public agencies’ meeting agenda; or, as Mr. Haynes pointed out, discussed at the Tribal Business Council meeting.
Mr. Haynes questioned the ownership of the
Member McClure asked if the Tribe would restrict the use of
SH-60 if the State relinquishes the route to it. Mr. Haynes stated that
Mr. Haynes asked what the rating is of SH-60. Mr. Young replied “38”. The general consensus was that DE Stokes
should not be involved in any transaction regarding SH-60, and that Mr. Haynes
would discuss this issue with
Loops and Spurs. Earlier, Mr. Haynes requested a list of ITD’s loops and spurs for the Subcommittee to review. He noted that several rate under 32. He asked if the District Engineers are aware of the Subcommittee’s desire to relinquish routes from the state system and if they are looking at eliminating some of these routes from their system.
Member McClure suggested that the District Engineers review the loops and spurs in their Districts and determine which are important routes, or critical to the state’s system. Mr. Haynes added that once the less-important routes are determined, he would contact the appropriate local officials to discuss the state’s relinquishment of the route(s). ACE-D Hutchinson said that he would contact the District Engineers to remind them of the Subcommittee’s activities, to encourage them to relinquish routes, and specifically to review the loops and spurs in their Districts.
The meeting adjourned at .
Respectfully submitted by:
SUE S. HIGGINS