North Overland (Idaho 27) Road Project
Key Number: 8903
Project Number: STP-7592(103)
The City of Burley and The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) have joined forces to plan, design and rehabilitate/reconstruct North Overland Road (Idaho 27) in Burley from I-84 to the Snake River Bridge. Construction will begin this spring and be completed by the fall of 2010.
Both the City of Burley and ITD recognize the significance of Overland Road to the community and regional travelers and have dedicated sufficient resources to effectively identify the roadway needs and complete the rehabilitation/reconstruction process. The process involved an assessment of existing roadway conditions, adjacent intersections and frontage roads to develop a comprehensive solution to meet roadway and user needs for the future of north Burley.
This project will rehabilitate/reconstruct North Overland Road (Idaho 27) in Burley from I-84 to the Snake River Bridge. The process included a technical assessment and an environmental analysis to support a final recommended design. Detailed traffic simulation studies for current and future conditions have been used to review and determine improvement alternatives.
To ensure local perspectives were included, the planning process involved representatives from the City of Burley, ITD, project area property and business owners, the Mini-Cassia Transportation Committee and affected agency representatives. A Project Advisory Committee formed with local representation helped guide the process and evaluated alternative solutions.
The preferred alternative following several public open house events were identified and incorporated into the project design. Project elements include installation of a new traffic signal at Third Street and retention of signals at Fifth and Seventh Streets; construction of three lanes in each direction with the outside lanes being right-turn in and out only; installation of a full-length median with U-turn opportunities at all intersections; and the frontage road will no longer exist.
District 4 Public Affairs Specialist
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.