encourages safe holiday travel
help ease the way for motorists, ITD is suspending
most work on highway construction projects throughout
the state during the holiday weekend. More than
40 projects are under way throughout Idaho. Traffic
impacts already in place, such as lane restrictions,
detours and reduced speed limits, may continue during
the holiday weekend.
considers CMAQ proposals
The Idaho Transportation
Board, meeting May 21 in Idaho Falls, reviewed the
Congestion Mitigation Air Quality and Enhancement
projects recommended for inclusion in the draft Statewide
Transportation Improvement Program.
officials tackle mock disaster
More than 130 people
met this week at Grand Targhee Resort west
of Driggs to map out a strategy of coping with a
potential regional disaster. Six state transportation
departments (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington,
Utah, Wyoming) and a number of federal agencies
were involved in the disaster training exercise.
Sand Creek Byway hearing set for Thursday
one disputes that Sandpoint and the
surrounding area constitute some of
Idaho’s most striking scenery.
Residents do, however, have different
opinions about how to balance the area’s
“livability” with environmental
concerns. These concerns kept discussion
about re-routing traffic on U.S. 95
around Sandpoint on the drawing board
for more than 50 years.
highlights safety measures, seat belt
Emergency Expo drew approximately 2,000
people to the Caldwell Wal-Mart last weekend
(May 22 and 23). The Expo helped kick
off ITD’s “Click It, Don’t
Risk It!” campaign to increase seat
belt use, and raised awareness about safety
issues and emergency resources in the
'Roadeo' season hits stride
When the snow
stops flying and ITD trucks shed their
plows, operators put their driving skills
on the line in friendly competition. They
affectionately refer to the contests as
roadeos. And the best of the
best advance to national competition to
test their skills against representatives
of other states.
contributions of WWII veterans
have passed since the end of World War II,
and the world we live in today is vastly
different from that of the early 1940's.
But, even in the midst of all that has changed,
there is still no other event in modern
history that so transformed our world as
did the Second World War.
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