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The Process for Considering Additional Routes (Senate Bill 1117)

 

 

1.      The Department (Chief Engineer) receives a request for a 129,000 pound route.

 

2.      Staff reviews the proposed route and makes a preliminary determination on meeting engineering and safety standards.[1]

 

3.      The Chief Engineer presents his findings to the Subcommittee. The Subcommittee prepares a recommendation on the proposed route.[2]

 

4.      The Chief Engineer’s findings and the Subcommittee recommendation are presented to the full Board for action.*

 

5.      If the Board’s decision is to further consider the proposed route, a public hearing is conducted. [3]

 

6.      The Chief Engineer or designee shall conduct a public hearing and compile the data, including a transcript of oral testimony.

 

7.      The Chief Engineer will issue findings and a preliminary order.

 

8.      The Department will notify the requestor of the Chief Engineer’s Preliminary Order and post to the Idaho Transportation Department web site.

 

9.      Once the Chief Engineer issues a preliminary order, it becomes final unless appealed within 30 days.

 

10.  If there is an appeal, the appeal will be conducted in accordance with the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act. The appeal shall be made to the Director of the Idaho Transportation Department.

 

 

*Other than a decision to proceed, possible actions may include, but are not limited to: request additional information; return the matter to the Subcommittee for further consideration; or deny the proposed route.

 

 

[1] The local authority having jurisdiction over a proposed highway or highway segment shall analyze the safety and feasibility of adding such route in accordance with Idaho Code 49-1004A (2).

[1] Legislators and local elected officials from that District will be invited to the Subcommittee meeting. The meeting shall be an “open meeting” for the general public but testimony will not be taken.

[1] If the proposed route is a local highway or highway segment, the highway authority having jurisdiction shall conduct a public hearing in accordance with Idaho Code 49-1004A(3).

 



[1] The local authority having jurisdiction over a proposed highway or highway segment shall analyze the safety and feasibility of adding such route in accordance with Idaho Code 49-1004A (2).

[2] Legislators and local elected officials from that District will be invited to the Subcommittee meeting. The meeting shall be an “open meeting” for the general public but testimony will not be taken.

[3] If the proposed route is a local highway or highway segment, the highway authority having jurisdiction shall conduct a public hearing in accordance with Idaho Code 49-1004A(3).

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