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Idaho 55 Corridor Study
Idaho 55 Corridor StudyProject Number: A009(967)
Key Number: 09967
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is studying Idaho 55 to identify current and future needs throughout the corridor. The study will result in a corridor plan that identifies policies and projects important to the development of this major arterial over the next 20 years.
BackgroundThe Idaho 55 highway corridor originates 1.7 miles south of Marsing in Owyhee County at the Idaho/Oregon/Nevada junction with U.S. 95 and serves six counties, ending at the junction of U.S. 95 in New Meadows. Most travelers know the highway for its turns along mountain forests, whitewater rapids and favorite recreation spots. The corridor is an important route that supports the regional daily commute, the long-haul trucking industry and recreational traffic.
Project DescriptionThe completed corridor plan will include an analysis of the existing conditions on the highway; a forecast of future demand over the next 20 years; and a list of short- and long-term improvements on how to modernize transportation on Idaho 55. The document will address the course of the highway as a whole and on a county-by-county basis. The plan will be based on community input, engineering analysis, and city, county and agency planning goals. ITD will include the plan in its Idaho Horizons Long Range Capital Improvement and Preservation Program (LRCIP). LRCIP is a planning document that helps ITD prioritize projects for future years.
The finished corridor plan will include:
Public InvolvementInput from community members and others who use the Idaho 55 route is critical to the study's success. ITD will host public meetings and workshops in seven locations along the corridor. Meeting dates will be posted to this Web site in advance.
ITD encourages you to submit comments at any time during the study process. Written comments may be e-mailed to email@example.com or mailed to: Idaho Transportation Department, P.O. Box 7129 in Boise, ID 83707-1129.
The corridor study began in 2007 and is expected to be completed in winter of 2013.
ContactsITD Office of Communications
Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights ActThe Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.
Open House Dec, 17Tuesday, Dec. 17 - Open House
Workshop MaterialsView workshop materials
Idaho 55, Marsing to Nampa Access Management PlanView plan