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ITD Projects Southwest Idaho U.S. 95 Additional Project Background

U.S. 95 Council Alternate Route

U.S. 95 Council Alternate Route – 2006

Additional Project Background

U.S. 95 is an important highway for the local community and for motorists traveling between northern and southern Idaho. Vehicles large and small, traveling through Adams County, are currently routed through the heart of downtown Council. 

The highway makes two 90-degree turns within Council’s city limits. Parked cars create problems for trucks and recreational vehicles trying to make the turns. The trucks create hazards for other vehicles and pedestrians. 

In 1998, the Council Chamber of Commerce submitted a “citizens’ report” to the City Council recommending that an alternate route be considered. The report identified eight possible alternatives to the current U.S. 95 alignment. 

The City Council gathered public input on possible U.S. 95 alternate routes. In 2000, they recommended two alternatives to ITD:

  • Alternative B – This route leaves the existing U.S. 95 on the north side of the golf course and travels northeast through the Idaho Transportation Department’s maintenance yard, then reconnects to U.S. 95 at the corner of Illinois and U.S. 95
  • No Build - A new route would not be built

The U.S. 95 Council Alternate Route was added to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program in 2000. Preliminary development and the environmental evaluation began in early 2003. 

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(208) 334-8969

Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
The 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.

Newsletters from 2004 and 2006
  January 2004 521 kb pdf
  June 2006 773 kb pdf

Meeting Displays from 2005
  Jan 13, 2005
      » Welcome (pdf 846KB)
      » Meeting Purpose (pdf 853KB)
      » Project Purpose Need (pdf 734KB)
      » Project Schedule (pdf 643KB)
      » Project History (pdf 497KB)
      » łAlternate Comparison (pdf 110MB)
      » Environmental Process (pdf 509KB)
      » U.S. 95 Council - Build Alternative (pdf 2.96MB)

Environmental Assessment Documents from 2004 to 2006
  1. Complete Environmental Assessment
  2. Hazardous Materials Report
  3. Noise Report
  4. Wetlands Delineation Report

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