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District 3 – Southwest Idaho

Overview

Southwest Idaho

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ID-55 Karcher Rd Construction BannerDistrict 3 covers just under 22,000 square miles of southwest Idaho and maintains 2,647 lane miles and 399 bridges. District 3 encompasses the 10 southwest counties, the most roads and bridges of all the districts, and nearly 40 percent of the state’s population. Amy Revis is district (head) engineer and Julie DeLorenzo represents District 3 on the Idaho Transportation Board.
I-84 Karcher to Franklin Banner


Contacts
District 3 Phone: 208-334-8300
District 3 Fax: 208-334-8917
Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez
Phone: 208-334-8938
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Julie DeLorenzo
Board Member
208-703-4348
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Amy Revis
District Engineer
Email Amy

Design Projects

I-84 Karcher to Franklin ProjectThe Idaho Transportation Department is designing improvements to Interstate 84 between the Karcher Interchange and Franklin Boulevard Interchange in Nampa.

Community Workshop #1

The improvements are expected to:

  • Improve safety
  • Address congestion
  • Benefit the regional economy for many years

Design plans include:

  • Adding a third lane to both directions of I-84 between the Karcher Interchange and the Franklin Boulevard Interchange.
  • Adding auxiliary lanes in selected locations. Auxiliary lanes allow traffic to travel between two exits without merging with through traffic.
  • Replacing the Northside Interchange with a structure designed for future traffic volumes and speeds.
  • Rebuilding the Karcher Overpass, Railroad/Irrigation Canal bridges, and the Mason Creek structure.
  • Replacing the ramps on the west side of the Franklin Boulevard Interchange.

I-84 Karcher to Franklin Map
 
Project Schedule
I-84 Karcher to Franklin Schedule


Funding
The improvements between Franklin and Karcher will cost $150 million to design and construct.
Contact Information
Those with questions can email: 84corridor@itd.idaho.gov or call: 208-334-8002

Project Description
Smiths Ferry to Round Valley
The Idaho Transportation Department is evaluating proposed safety improvements to a section of Idaho 55 that runs from Smiths Ferry to Round Valley.

Improvements being considered include stabilizing slopes to prevent rocks from falling onto the highway, widening certain sections of Idaho 55 and adding guardrail along certain sections of the highway.

A variety of safety improvements have been considered and shared with the public previously. Some of those improvements will not move forward to construction at this time.
Public Meeting Materials

Contact
Those with questions can contact adam.rush@itd.idaho.gov or call (208) 334-8119

Project Fact Sheet

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to working with the Marsing community during this project. ITD welcomes public input regarding the design plans and is available to answer project questions.

Contacts:
Those with comments or questions about the project can send an e-mail to adam.rush@itd.idaho.gov or call Adam Rush at (208) 334-8119.

Por favor, contacte con Santiago Palomera, El Traductor de ITD al (208) 334-8617 con sus comentarios o preguntas.

Comments can also be mailed to: Idaho Transportation Department, PO Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707


ITD will replace the Snake River Bridge in Marsing and resurface Idaho 55 between Marsing and the U.S. 95 junction. The project will improve safety and traveling conditions for agricultural traffic, local residents, recreationists and long-distance travelers. The new six-span bridge will include two travel lanes (one in each direction) with six-foot shoulders. The north side of the bridge will include an eight-foot sidewalk for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Snake River BRidge Maring BridgeImprovements to Idaho 55 will include:

  • Repaving 2.3 miles of Idaho 55
  • Improving and extending curb and gutter in Marsing
  • Adding and updating ADA ramps
  • Improving drainage
  • Reconfiguring lanes in Marsing to improve safety
  • Improving the intersection of Idaho 55 and Idaho 78

Project Schedule

  • Summer 2015: Completed preliminary design
  • Summer 2017: Complete environmental evaluation
  • Fall 2017: Complete final design
  • 2018: Begin construction

June 2017 Open House Materials (Final Design)

Project Background
The Snake River Bridge in Marsing was constructed in 1951 and is the primary river crossing for the area. The bridge has reached the end of its design life and needs to be replaced. ITD has evaluated options for rehabilitating the bridge and determined it is in the best interest of the community to remove and replace the bridge.

This project includes an environmental evaluation. The evaluation accounts for factors such as Snake River physa snail habitat, the nearby Marsing Island Park and the needs of agricultural traffic and boaters.

Old Highway 30 BridgeProject Materials

Public Meeting – July 7, 2016

Old Highway 30 Bridge History

The Old Highway 30 Bridge, designed by Caldwell City Engineer F. H. McConnel was built in 1922 by the American Bridge Company, which was a subsidiary of United States Steel, who also built famous structures like the Woolworth Building, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Sears Tower and the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

At that time the bridge was called the Boise River and Canal Bridge, and at construction was part of the Idaho Pacific Highway that later became U. S. Highway 30. It continued to be called U. S. Highway 30 until the early 1960s when the nearby Interstate was constructed and the southeast portion of the roadway was renamed Plymouth Street, while the northwest side was renamed Old Highway 30.

The bridge allows access across the river and canals. It spans 388 feet across the Boise River and consists of a three-span through-truss. The bridge is beyond its functional lifespan and needs to be replaced. The existing structure is proposed to be converted into a pedestrian pathway as part of Caldwell’s Boise River Greenbelt.

Why Does the Bridge Need to be Replaced?

The Old Highway 30/W. Plymouth Street Bridge is located off Interstate 84 Exit 26 in Caldwell Idaho. The existing one-lane bridge crosses the Boise River, provides local access to the river, and surrounding neighborhoods. It is also a link between Caldwell and the Middleton area. This route has been used as a bypass to Interstate 84.

The current steel truss bridge is a three-span, 388-foot long structure constructed in 1922 and carries 1,350 vehicles a day, including buses and trucks. The existing bridge needs to be replaced due to its narrow width and poor, aging condition.

The general work will bring about a new bridge structure, bridge approach roadway, pathway relocation, and rehabilitation/retrofit of the existing bridge for pedestrian use. The improvements will provide a safe route for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.

What Will Happen to the Old Bridge?

It is planned to convert the existing bridge into a bicycle and pedestrian pathway. Proposed improvements include a new concrete deck and pedestrian railing. This approach will also allow separation of pedestrian/bicycle traffic from vehicular traffic providing for a safer pathway system.

Community Involvement

Canyon Highway District 4 and the City of Caldwell will use multiple communication tools and innovative technologies to gather public input and assess concerns of the local community. Future opportunities for community involvement include:

  • Input Interviews – for example, City of Caldwell, Irrigation Districts, Flood Control Districts, Idaho Rivers United, etc.
  • Web and Social Media Support
  • Project Update Newsletters
  • Open House Public Involvement Meetings

There will be two Open House Public Meetings in the summer of 2016 to introduce the project to the public and gain valuable information from the residents in the area. These meetings will be announced by a public meeting postcard as well as advertisements and notifications in the Idaho Press Tribune and other media outlets frequented by the community.

Stay Involved!
To be included on our distribution list email: lynda_frieszmartin@lfprinc.com

Contacts:
Lynda Friesz-Martin – (208) 336-1701, Lynda Friesz Public Relations, Inc.
lynda_frieszmartin@lfprinc.com

Stephen Waldinger – (208) 342-3144, Forsgren Associates, Inc.
SWaldinger@forsgren.com

Wayne Herbel – (208) 344-0565, Local Highway Technical Assistance Council
WHerbel@lhtac.org

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.

TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System

Accommodation Requests
Accessibility Contact

Construction List

Southwest Idaho: 2017 Highway Construction Projects List (District 3)

All Projects Completed

COMPLETE: US-95 Little Salmon River Bridge Reconstruction: Approx. 20 miles north of New Meadows, Adams Co.

  • Project started in April and completed in 2017.
  • Contract amount: $2.5 million. Contractor: Braun-Jensen

COMPLETE: US-95, Remove & replace eight bridges at various locations in Adams County

  • Work began in spring & was completed in fall 2017.
  • Contract budget: $5.1 million.

COMPLETE: US-95 Curve Flattening: Approx. 17 miles north of New Meadows, Adams Co.

  • Work was completed in fall 2017.
  • This is a rock fall mitigation & curve widening project between milepost 172 & 174. The project cut rock faces back away from the road, removed loose rock from the slopes & built walls along the river to provide a wider roadway in specific areas.
  • Construction budget: approximately $1.4 million.

COMPLETE: Council Alternate Route

  • Construction began in 2016 & completed in 2017.
  • Highway realignment & reconstruction in Council.
  • Contract amount: $7.1 million. Contractor: Knife River

US-20: Front, Myrtle & Broadway in Boise

  • Construction started in August 2017 and has been suspended until spring 2018.
  • Pavement rehabilitation & upgrades to ADA ramps.
  • Engineer’s estimate: $3.3 million.

ID-44: I-84 Junction to Star, Canyon & Ada Counties

  • Construction started in spring & wraps up in early fall.
  • Primarily night work with some weekend work. Lane closures, flaggers & pilot car will be in place during work in fix construction zones along the corridor.
  • Pavement rehabilitation work that extends from Caldwell, through Middleton & Star.
  • Contract amount: $5.2 million. Contractor: Idaho Materials Construction

Completed Projects
 
COMPLETE: I-84, Pavement Rehabilitation from Five Mile Road to Orchard Interchange, Boise
  • Construction started in August and wrapped up in fall 2017.
  • Construction budget: $3 million.

COMPLETE: US-20/26, Caldwell to Meridian, Canyon & Ada Counties

  • Construction was completed in July 2017.
  • Pavement rehabilitation from I-84/20/26 junction to Locust Grove.

COMPLETE: ID-55 (Eagle Road) Pavement Rehabilitation

  • During summer 2017, construction was completed on ID-55 from I-84 to ID-44.
  • Work was done at night with lane closures during work hours.
  • Contract amount: $1.5 million. Contractor: Geneva Rock Products

COMPLETE: ID-55 Pavement Rehabilitation near Avimor Development

  • Work was completed in June 2017.
  • Work occured overnight with lane closures, flaggers, pilot cars & traffic control in place.
  • Pavement rehabilitation & guardrail upgrades along ID-55.
  • Contract amount: $808,000. Contractor: Central Paving

  • Construction will begin this summer and be complete this fall.
  • All night work with lane closures and flagging when necessary.

Bridge Rehabilitation will occur on the following structures.


2018 Construction Projects
 
In 2018, Bridge Rehabilitation will occur on the following structures.
  • I-184: (Connector) Emerald Overpass
  • I-84: Meridian Interchange Overpass, Cole Overland Overpass, Broadway Overpass, Highland RVRR Underpass, Gowen UPRR Underpass, Gowen Underpass
  • ID-21: Mores Creek, Wildlife Underpass, Grimes Creek, Wildcat Gulch, Stierman Gulch, South Fork Payette, Canyon Creek
  • US-20/26: (Broadway Ave) Boise River Bridge
  • Construction budget is $2.5 million

ID-55: (Karcher Road) Intersection Improvements & Pavement Rehabilitation

  • Work started in summer 2017 & wraps up in early 2018.
  • Reduced speeds & lane reductions, flagging & lane closures during construction.
  • Signal installation at ID-55 & Lake Avenue, Midway, & Farmway. Pavement rehabilitation from Middleton Road to Pride Lane.
  • Construction budget: $8.8 million.

ID-44: I-84 Junction to Star, Canyon & Ada Counties

  • Construction started in spring 2017 & wraps up in early fall.
  • Primarily night work with some weekend work. Lane closures, flaggers & pilot car will be in place during work in fix construction zones along the corridor.
  • Pavement rehabilitation work that extends from Caldwell, through Middleton & Star.
  • Contract amount: $5.2 million. Contractor: Idaho Materials & Construction

I-84: Sand Hollow Overpass Bridge Replacement & Pavement Rehabilitation

  • Demolition and replacement of the Sand Hollow overpass will begin in early September 2017. Completion is planned for 2018.
  • Construction to occur both day and night. Motorists are strongly encouraged to slow down and pay attention.
  • Traffic will be shifted into a crossover pattern and speeds will be reduced.
  • Some ramp work will require motorists to follow a posted detour during overnight hours.
  • During construction, the bridge will be open to one-way traffic, controlled by traffic signals on either end of the structure.
  • Sand Hollow Exit Construction press release – Aug. 24, 2017
  • Construction budget: $10.5 million.

I-84 Business Loop, Nampa

  • Pedestrian ramp construction is underway and will continue all winter.
  • Road construction to begin in 2018 (timeline not yet available)
  • Pavement rehabilitation & upgrades to ADA ramps from Northside to Grant Ave.
  • Construction budget: $3.8 million.

Completed Projects
 
COMPLETE: I-84: Franklin Road to Franklin Boulevard, Nampa to Caldwell
  • COMPLETE: Work occured over four summer weekends & other overnight times.
  • Pavement rehabilitation of seven miles of I-84 in Canyon County.
  • Construction budget: $9.5 million. Contractor: Idaho Materials & Construction.

COMPLETE: US-20/26: Caldwell to Meridian, Canyon & Ada Counties

  • COMPLETE: Pavement rehabilitation from I-84/20/26 junction to Locust Grove.
  • Construction completed July 2017.

2018 Construction Projects
 
I-84: Exit 33B, Karcher Interchange Improvements, Nampa
This project will be rebid and constructed in 2018.
(ITD Board to decide when project may bid, based on bids and schedules in conjunction with city of Nampa.)
  • Construction timeline not yet available.
  • Safety & mobility improvements of this interchange including ramp modifications & widening.
  • Construction budget: $2.5 million.

ID-45: Deer Flat to I-84 Business Loop, Nampa
This project will be rebid and constructed in 2018.
(Project went out to bid. ITD will rebid the project in 2018)

  • Construction schedule still being determined.
  • Pavement Rehabilitation
  • Construction budget: $1.3 million.

All Projects Completed

COMPLETE: I-84 Pavement Rehabilitation, Elmore Co.

  • Construction began in late August & wrapped up in fall 2017.
  • Construction budget: $4.2 million.

COMPLETE: I-84 Business Route, Exit 90 to McMurtrey Rd, Elmore County

  • Construction started in summer 2017 & completed in the fall 2017.
  • Pavement rehabilitation project included Exit 90 on & off ramps, & approximately one mile of I-84 Business Route going into Mountain Home.
  • Construction budget: approximately $2.5 million.

COMPLETE: ID-67 (Air Base Road): Pavement Rehabilitation

  • ID-67 (Air Base Road) near the main gate of Mountain Home Air Force Base to the junction of ID-51, Elmore Co. The project took off some of the old pavement and inlay/overlay new pavement full width of the roadway.
  • Contract amount: $4.2 million. Contractor: Central Paving

ID-51 Snake River Bridge Replacement, Owyhee Co.

  • Construction began in early 2017. Timeline for completion is still being determined.
  • Bridge will be constructed one half at a time. Lane reduction is in place on structure with temporary signals on either end.
  • Contract amount: $6.8 million. Contractor: Cannon Builders

Completed Project
 
COMPLETE: ID-78 Sealcoat, Owyhee Co.
  • Nearly 100 miles of pavement rehabilitation on ID-78.
  • Contract amount: $3.2 million. Contractor: Kloepfer Construction

COMPLETE: ID-51 Nevada State Line to Jct. of ID-78 Sealcoat, Owyhee Co.

  • Nearly 60 miles of pavement rehabilitation on ID-51.
  • Contract amount: $4.3 million. Contractor: Central Paving

US-95 Robertson Slough, near Weiser

  • Final construction activities will be complete in spring 2018.
  • Work began in fall 2017.
  • Traffic will be reduced to a single lane with temporary signals in place, a speed reduction & flagging operations.
  • Removal & replacement of culvert box
  • Contract amount: $865,000. Contractor: Braun Jensen.

US-95: Payette to Weiser River Bridge, Payette & Washington Co.

  • Work will begin in 2018, the project is expected to take approximately three months.
  • Traffic will be reduced to one lane for most of the duration of the project. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers, pilot cars & temporary traffic signals.
  • This is a pavement rehabilitation project between the city of Payette & the city of Weiser. The project will grind off the top surface of the asphalt, then pulverize the remaining pavement & then overlay with new asphalt pavement. Project will also construct turn lanes at some intersections & construct slow vehicle lanes at select locations.
  • Construction budget: approximately $6.0 million.

Completed Project
 

COMPLETE: ID-72, Jct. US-30 Intersection Reconstruction, Payette County

  • Construction completed in fall 2017.
  • Intersection reconstruction at the Jct. of US-30 & ID-72 a couple of miles south of New Plymouth. The project rebuilt the intersection by removing the free-running right lane & constructing a three leg intersection with stop signs on all legs.
  • Construction budget: approximately $500,000.

COMPLETE: Langley Gulch Bridge, Payette County

  • Construction completed in fall 2017.
  • Removed & replaced existing culvert box near intersection of ID-30 & ID-72.
  • Construction budget: $1 million.

COMPLETE: US-95, Jct US-20/26 Union Pacific Railroad Overpass, near Parma

  • Work began in April & completed in fall 2017.
  • Replaced two bridges & rehabilitate pavement at this junction. Constructed retaining walls.
  • Contract amount: $5.4 million. Contractor: Concrete Placing Co.

COMPLETE: US-95 Pavement Rehabilitation, Weiser to Midvale

  • Pavement rehabilitation to extend life of existing roadway surface.
  • Contract amount: $1.1 million. Contractor: Knife River

COMPLETE: US-95, US-30, US-20 Pavement Rehabilitation

  • Contract amount: $1.4 million. Contractor: Knife River

COMPLETE: US-20 Parma to I-84 Pavement Rehabilitation

  • Construction budget: $600,000.

COMPLETE: ID-19 Succor Creek Bridge Replacement, Homedale

  • Contract amount: $2.9 million. Contractor: Knife River

Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez, ITD District 3 Communication
EMAIL: Jennifer.Gonzalez@itd.idaho.gov | CALL: 208-334-8938

Construction Details

ID-55 Karcher Rd Construction Banner

Construction on Idaho 55 between Caldwell and Nampa continues. ITD is making roadway improvements to Karcher Road in Canyon County.

  • ID-55 Construction Update
  • Motorists can expect daytime lane restrictions and intermittent detours during construction this fall.
  • Speed limits will be reduced and traffic may be delayed or detoured.
  • The project includes repaving ID-55 between Pride Lane in Caldwell and Middleton Road in Nampa and improving the intersections at Farmway Road, Lake Avenue and Midway Road.
  • Idaho 55 at Lake Avenue and Midway Road will be widened to five lanes and three lanes on local roads.
  • ITD will install new signals at Farmway and Midway roads and replace the signal at Lake Avenue.

Repaving the roadway and upgrading the intersections will improve safety and mobility for motorists.
 

Sign up for ID-55: Karcher Road Construction Updates
TEXT: IDAHO55 to 22828 | CALL: 208-334-8938 | EMAIL: Jennifer.Gonzalez@itd.idaho.gov


Karcher Road Construction map

ID-44 Project Banner

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) completed resurfacing Idaho 44 between I-84 and the city of Star. The project will extend the road’s lifespan and prevent more costly repairs in future years.

• Go to 511.idaho.gov for current ID-44 construction impacts

What You Need to Know
• Final cleanup activities will continue on Idaho 44 through the fall.
• Idaho 44 will be reduced to a single lane at night during the week (7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday to Thursday). ITD will use temporary signals or flaggers to direct traffic.
• Lanes may also be reduced over the weekend.
• Speed limits will be reduced.
• All lanes will be open Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m


ID-44 Map

Sign Up for Construction Updates
TEXT IDAHO44 to 22828 | CALL (208) 334-8938 | EMAIL Jennifer.Gonzalez@itd.idaho.gov


May 2017 Overview Postcard

US-20 Boise Construction
 

Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez, ITD District 3 Communication
EMAIL: Jennifer.Gonzalez@itd.idaho.gov | CALL: 208-334-8938

News

Interstate 84 lane closures between Karcher and Franklin will begin Dec. 4

December 1, 2017
ITD has scheduled overnight lane restrictions on Interstate 84 in Nampa next week (Dec. 4-8).
Read More

South Midway Road Closure Oct. 31-Nov. 5 in Canyon County

October 30, 2017
  Weather permitting, South Midway Road will be closed from Tuesday,Oct. 31 at 7 a.m. to Sunday, Nov. 5. Motorists...
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Intersection improvements ramp up on Idaho 55 in Canyon County; motorist urged to plan ahead and consider alternate route

October 20, 2017
ITD is advising motorists to prepare for construction-related delays at the Lake Avenue and Midway...
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Idaho Transportation Board approves additional $100 million in funding I-84 corridor

October 12, 2017
The Idaho Transportation Board approved a resolution to allocate more than $100 million toward funding expansion in the Interstate 84 Caldwell to Nampa Corridor...
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Eagle’s Salmon rescue, response to POE car fire show ITD concern for public safety

September 14, 2017
A few recent incidents highlight the safety role of Idaho Transportation Department workers in their everyday jobs, serving the citizens...
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Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez, ITD District 3 Communication
EMAIL: Jennifer.Gonzalez@itd.idaho.gov | CALL: 208-334-8938

Corridor Studies

Study Information

The purpose of the U.S. 20/26 Corridor Study is to develop a medium range (through 2020) plan that identifies current and future highway needs for more than 14 miles of U.S. 20/26 running from I-84 near Caldwell west to Nyssa, Oregon and the Snake River. The highway overlaps U.S. 95 for eight miles from east of Parma to Anderson Corner Road – the corridor study for that section is addressed in the ongoing U.S. 95 Corridor Study. The Corridor Study is being done to comply with Idaho Transportation Department Board policy, which is also consistent with federal planning guidance. The study and subsequent adopted plan will be used to chart U.S. 20/26 road improvements from I-84 to the state line in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Planning

The completed plan will include:

  • A 10-year plan for the corridor.
  • Identification of corridor priorities.
  • Identification of existing and projected environmental, roadway, and land use conditions.
  • Analysis of future travel demand and performance in the corridor.
  • Analysis of accidents and recommendation of safety features including access management.
Design Guidelines

Sample urban and rural cross-sections of the highway will be illustrated. Any projected capacity improvements that require a cross-section different from the current samples will also be illustrated.

Features will include:

  • Number of lanes
  • Lane width
  • Shoulder width
  • Side slopes
  • Curb, gutter, and sidewalks for urban cross-sections
Environmental Review

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that an environmental review be completed before right-of-way can be acquired with federal funds. The U.S. 20/26 Corridor Study is not programmed to recommend or fund purchase of right-of-way. Therefore, ITD will not complete a NEPA-level environmental review. However, an Environmental Scan will be conducted to provide a baseline survey which includes a qualitative analysis of the current human environment. The human environment includes aspects of the natural environment, built environment, and human health. Constraints that may have a limiting factor in roadway width and placement of the highway section will also be identified.

Study Background

U.S. 20/26 is a major farm-to-market road serving agriculture and quarrying industries in western Canyon County. Cross-state access is directly provided to Nyssa and connecting access is provided via Highway 18 to Adrian, Oregon. The majority of the highway is two-lane rural with a 65 mph speed limit.

Contact:

Mark Wasdahl, ITD Project Manager
(208) 334-8344 – mark.wasdahl@itd.idaho.gov

ID 55 RouteThe Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is studying Idaho 55 to identify current and future needs throughout the corridor. The study will result in three corridor plans (North, Central, South) that identifies policies and projects important to the development of this major arterial over the next 20 years.

To join the project mailing list contact the Idaho Transportation Department Public Involvement Coordinator at P.O. Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707 or emailed to adam.rush@itd.idaho.gov.

Public Involvement

ITD hosted public meetings in Cascade, McCall and New Meadows in January 2016.

Project Schedule
  • January 2016 – Hold public meetings to gather input on the North Corridor
  • February 2016 – Finalize Central Corridor Plan
  • Spring 2016 – Draft North Corridor Plan
  • Summer 2016 – Finalize North Corridor Plan

Project Description

The 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.

The completed study will include three separate corridor plans:

  • South Corridor Plan – ION Junction in Owyhee County to Interstate 84 in Canyon County
  • Central Corridor Plan – State Street in Ada County to Banks Lowman Road in Boise County
  • North Corridor Plan – Banks Lowman Road in Boise County to New Meadows in Adams County

Project Materials
North Corridor Plan Public Meetings January 2016

Study Documents

North Corridor Plan (In process)

Draft Central Corridor Plan (Sept. 2015)

South Corridor Plan

Idaho 55, Marsing to Nampa Access Management Plan

Those with questions about the corridor study can send an e-mail to adam.rush@itd.idaho.gov or call Adam Rush at (208) 334-8119.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is studying U.S. 95 from the Idaho border in Owyhee County to Pinehurst at the Adams / Idaho County line. The study will result in a corridor plan that identifies important improvement projects over the next 20 years.

The plan will be published in three parts:

  • North: Weiser River to New Meadows
  • Central: Nyssa Junction with 20/26 to Weiser River
  • South: Oregon State Line to Nyssa Junction with 20/26
Background

U.S. 95 runs north to south through western Idaho. It provides an important north-south international transportation link for long-haul freight between Mexico and Canada.

Within the Idaho Transportation Department’s District 3 boundaries, the highway covers 203 miles from Pinehurst in Adams County to the Oregon stateline south of Marsing in Owyhee County. Recreational travelers and local traffic share the road with long-haul trucks, straining the roadway capacity as surface transportation demand continues to grow.

Project Description

The 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 improve transportation on this section of U.S. 95. 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 visions for the future. 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 address:

  • Safety: What are the improvements that will make U.S. 95 safer for motorists, pedestrians and residents?
  • Access Management: How can ITD and local communities manage the effect of development along the corridor so the roadway continues to function safely and efficiently?
  • Traffic: Can we anticipate congestion points and plan for the best ways to improve traffic flow and capacity throughout the corridor?
  • Environment: What are the important environmental issues to consider when ITD seeks to make improvement to U.S. 95 in the future?
Schedule

The U.S. 95 Corridor Study began in 2007 and is expected to be completed in 2016.

U.S. 95 North Corridor Study

·    U.S. 95 North Environmental Scan

U.S. 95 Central Corridor Study

·    U.S. 95 Central Environmental Scan

U.S. 95 South Corridor Study

·    U.S. 95 South Environmental Scan

ITD encourages you to submit comments at any time during the study process. Written comments may be e-mailed to adam.rush@itd.idaho.gov or mailed to: Idaho Transportation Department, P.O. Box 7129 in Boise, ID 83707-1129. Those with questions about the corridor study can send an e-mail to Adam Rush or call him at (208) 334-8119.

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.

TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System

Accommodation Requests
Accessibility Contact

Contact Info

District 3 Phone: (208) 334-8300 d3_rainbowbridge267x200
District 3 Fax: (208) 334-8917

Address: Idaho Transportation Department – District 3 Headquarters
8150 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714-1367

Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez, ITD District 3 Communication
EMAIL: Jennifer.Gonzalez@itd.idaho.gov | CALL: 208-334-8938


District 3 covers just under 22,000 square miles of southwest Idaho and maintains 2,647 lane miles (lanes of road, on- and off-ramps, etc.) and 399 bridges. District 3 encompasses the 10 southwest counties, with the biggest geographical footprint, the most roads and bridges of all the districts in the state, and nearly 40 percent of the state’s population.

Amy Revis is district (head) engineer and Julie DeLorenzo, of Boise, has represented District 3 on the Idaho Transportation Board since March 2012.

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