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District 5

District 5 – Southeast Idaho

Overview

Southeast Idaho

d5_topazbridge267x200District 5 covers almost 9,500 square miles in southeastern Idaho and maintains 1,900 lane miles (lanes of road, on- and off-ramps, etc.) and 315 bridges.

District 5 encompasses seven counties, spanning rich farm land and geology from scenic mountains to serene rivers and secluded valleys.

District headquarters is at 5151 S. 5th Avenue in Pocatello, where Ed Bala is district (head) engineer. Former legislator Dwight Horsch, of Pocatello, has represented District 5 on the Idaho Transportation Board since June 2011.


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Contacts
District 5 Phone: (208) 239-3300
District 5 Fax: (208) 239-3367
Office of Communication Contact:
Adam Rush – (208) 334-8119
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Dwight Horsch
Board Member
(208) 221-4765
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Ed Bala
District Engineer
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Design Projects

Proposed Design Layout for I-15, Rose Road Interchange

I-15 Rose Interchange Plan

Project Name: I-15, Rose Rd. Interchange-Key Number: 14002

Project Description:
This project at I-15 Rose Rd Interchange (Exit 98) will replace the existing bridge over I-15, and update the on- and off-ramps. The need for this project arises from the poor condition of the existing bridge, and the existing exit ramp configuration does not meet current design standards. The purpose of this project is to improve the safety and mobility for the community, agriculture industry, surrounding businesses, freight industry, and the traveling public. This project is planned to be constructed in 2018.

What happened recently:
The Idaho Transportation Department held a public hearing at Blackfoot City Hall on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Hearing displays illustrated information on the project, and transportation department staff was available to answer questions.

The comments from the hearing have been summarized and addressed as shown in the Public Comment Summary document below.

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements have been completed and approved February 7, 2017.

Public Hearing Materials:

What is happening now:
ITD is currently working with the adjacent property owners to acquire property and final design plans are being assembled.

What’s next:

  1. After all the property is purchased, ITD will finalize the plans and submit the project to be let for bid by potential contractors.
  2. Construction is expected to begin early in 2018.

What has happened previously:
ITD’s early work on this project focused on looking at alternative locations for the existing interchange (Exit 98). This idea came from local interest in adding another interchange to this part of I-15 after the Rose Rd Overpass bridge collapsed in the 1997 floods. The Rose Road Overpass is south of the Exit 98 Rose Road interchange.

ITD held a Public Information Meeting on August 1, 2013 at Blackfoot City Hall to discuss this project, including potential interchange locations, with the local community. Citizens shared opinions and ideas, and the project design team incorporated the public input into the project development.

The outcome of the public information meeting showed little support for moving the existing interchange, and as of yet, the traffic and planning studies that would allow an informed engineering decision on moving or adding an interchange on I-15 have not been done. Therefore, this project will replace the Rose Rd interchange bridge at the current Exit 98 location.

ITD has moved forward with the interchange design in its current location. Several alternative layouts were evaluated and a preferred alternative has been chosen.

ITD invited the community to share their opinions on the proposed interchange layout and provide comments on the construction timing at a Public Hearing.

Contacts:

Andrea Sheppard, ITD Project Manager, District 5, (208) 239-3325
Andrea.Sheppard@itd.idaho.gov

Adam Rush, Public Involvement Coordinator, (208) 334-8119
Adam.Rush@itd.idaho.gov

US-30, Philbin Road Intersection

Key Number: 20299
Project Number: A020(299)

Project Description:
The US-30, Philbin Road Intersection project is a safety improvement project at the intersection of US-30 (Garrett Way) and Philbin Road in Pocatello. This project competed with other projects across the state for special funds earmarked specifically for safety improvements, and was chosen due to the history of fatal and serious injury crashes at the intersection.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has determined that a traffic signal will be the most effective way to reduce the crashes at the intersection. A traffic signal is also warranted due to an increasing number of vehicles traveling on Philbin Road.

The signal is expected to be installed in 2018.

What has happened now:
ITD is starting to prepare construction plans. Once the plans are ready, this project will be advertised for bid by contractors.

US-30: Philbin Road Intersection
The ITD project team would like to hear from the public any concerns, needs, or ideas for improving this intersection.

Please provide comments at the following link: Online Comment Application

Comments can also be mailed or emailed to the addresses below.

Contacts
Denice Wright, ITD District 5 Project Manager
5151 S. 5th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204
(208) 239-3605
Denice.Wright@itd.idaho.gov

Adam Rush, Public Involvement Coordinator
3311 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83703
(208) 334-8119
Adam.Rush@itd.idaho.gov

Key Number:  20155

A community workshop open house was held January 17, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Montpelier City Hall.

Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is in the design phase of this project. As we progress through our design phase, we value your input! You can submit ideas and comments using the interactive map below.

What is next:
Using the open house results, Mayor Jared Sharp and the City Council will decide on a preferred striping plan. Once a striping plan is chosen by the City of Montpelier, ITD will complete the design plans by October 2017. The project will then be let for bid by potential contractors. Construction is expected to begin in 2019.

Project Description:
This project, located in Montpelier on US-89 (Washington Street) between the 12th Street overpass to the junction with US-30 (4th Street), will include:

  • full-width pavement repair,
  • upgrades to all sidewalk corners that are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act to bring them up to current standard,
  • safety improvements along the corridor,
  • replacement of all the school signs, including the pedestrian school crossing sign,
  • re-striping the roadway to a configuration suited to local needs.

In addition, new sidewalk construction and replacement of deteriorating existing sidewalk is being considered along US-30/4th Street from Clay Street to just north of Boise Street.

The need for the new asphalt on US-89/Washington St. arises from the poor asphalt condition. The Idaho Transportation Department and the City of Montpelier are taking this opportunity to upgrade the traffic safety concerns in the area with regards to the school zone as well as the down town shopping district. The purpose of this project is to improve the safety and mobility for the community, local businesses, the agriculture industry, the freight industry and the traveling public.

This project is planned to be constructed in 2019.

What has happened previously:
The Idaho Transportation Department has been in contact with the Montpelier City Officials working on what safety improvements are needed on Washington Street and other potential improvement needs that can be included in this project.

ITD and the City of Montpelier hosted a Community Design Workshop open to the public on January 17, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Montpelier City Hall in the Upstairs Auditorium; 534 Washington Street.

These results were provided to the Mayor of Montpelier and ITD is currently waiting to hear what striping configuration the city would like to move forward with.

Contacts:
Tara Capson, ITD Project Manager, District 5, (208) 239-3321
Tara.Capson@itd.idaho.gov

Adam Rush, Public Involvement Coordinator, (208) 334-8119
Adam.Rush@itd.idaho.gov

U.S. 91, Shelley to York Road
Project Name: U.S. 91, Shelley to York Road
Project Description:

The Idaho Transportation Department is holding a public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 3, to present information on potential improvements to U.S. 91 between the north city limits of Shelley to York Road.

The public hearing will be at the Shelley High School (570 W. Fir Street, Shelley) on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Idaho Transportation Department staff will be available to answer questions, and displays will illustrate information on potential changes. In addition, a hearing officer will be available to record comments verbally for those who wish to do so.

Changes to the route are designed to address existing and future capacity, safety, substandard roadway characteristics and operational problems. The transportation department plans to widen U.S. 91 to five lanes, with wider shoulders for the entire section, including adding additional lanes at county roads for turning traffic.

U.S. 91 will move away from railroad tracks to improve vehicle storage space between the railroad tracks and the roadway. The existing 3-foot shoulders are substandard, and do not provide adequate room for incident management and bicycling. Power poles will be relocated to the outside of a safety clear zone. Traffic volumes are increasing, with a growth rate of 1.4 percent, making this section of U.S. 91 one of the areas experiencing higher growth rates in southeastern Idaho.

Project Materials

Those with questions about the project can contact Greydon Wright by e-mailed at Greydon.Wright@itd.idaho.gov, or call him at (208) 234-3611.

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.

Construction Projects

New Revenue Projects

Coming soon: I-15 Construction Details

Corridor Studies

Project Name: I-15/I-86 Corridor Study    Key Number: 9884

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is studying I-15 and I-86 to identify current and future needs throughout the corridors. The study will result in a corridor plan that identifies policies and projects important to the development of these highways over the next 20 years.

Project Description

The completed corridor plan will include an analysis of the existing conditions on the highways; a forecast of future demand over the next 20 years; and a list of short- and long-term improvements on how to modernize transportation. The document will address the course of the highways 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:

  • Safety: What improvements will make the highways safer for motorists, pedestrians and residents?
  • Access Management: How can ITD and local communities manage the effect of development along the corridors so the roadways continue to function safely and efficiently?
  • Traffic: What are the best ways to improve current traffic flow and capacity throughout the corridors? Can we anticipate future congestion points and develop solutions?
  • Environment: What are the important environmental issues to consider when ITD builds improvements in the future?

Project Materials

Contacts

Adam Rush, ITD Office of Communications
Direct Line: (208) 334-8119
Email Address: Adam.Rush@itd.idaho.gov

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.

Contact Info

District 5 Phone: (208) 239-3300

District 5 Fax: (208) 239-3367

District 5 Foreman Contacts


Office of Communication Contact:

Adam Rush
Adam.Rush@itd.idaho.gov


Address:
Idaho Transportation Department – District 5 Office
5151 S. 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204-2202

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