In support of Governor Little’s Idaho Broadband Initiative to expand stable, reliable broadband infrastructure for Idaho communities to attract business and enhance quality of life for Idahoans, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is providing information on future highway reconstruction, realignment, widening, expansion, and bridge replacement projects. These types of projects provide an opportunity to coordinate with ITD to accommodate future expansion of broadband infrastructure during the project development and construction phases.
To minimize repeated Right-of-Way excavations involving broadband infrastructure installation, ITD established a process for registering broadband infrastructure entities interested in coordinating with the Department on applicable Federal-aid highway projects.
Go to: Broadband Provider Registry
- Register to receive annual notifications of ITD state sponsored major ground disturbance and bridge replacement transportation projects
- 2022 Annual letter to Telecommunication Service Providers
The ITD DIG ONCE Mapping Application shows the location of Fiscal Years 2023-2029 projects in the Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP).
Go to: DIG ONCE Mapping App
This web application allows users to:
- View ITIP project locations
- Change base maps
- Toggle layers on/off
- Make distance and area measurements
- Print a map or export a graphic image
- Upload your own geospatial data into the web map
- Share the web app via email or social media platforms
Wireless Facility Permit Process
Pursuant to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order, FCC 18‐133, released on September 27, 2018, wireless service providers and wireless infrastructure providers may be allowed to locate Small Wireless Facilities (as defined in the FCC Order) in public Right‐of‐Way (ROW) in accordance with the FCC Order.
Wireless Service Providers must enter into a Non-Exclusive Installation and Occupancy Agreement for Small Wireless Facilities with the Idaho Transportation Department prior to applying for a Right-of-Way Encroachment and Permit for Small Wireless Facilities. Applicants must comply with the following terms and conditions for each Small Wireless Facility permit issued by ITD.
The applicant is responsible for the following functions:
- Apply for and obtain the applicable ITD Right-of-Way Encroachment and Permit for Small Wireless Facilities (ITD Form 2118) and comply with all applicable provisions, terms, and conditions.
- Be in compliance with ITD’s Small Wireless Facilities in Public Right‐of‐Way Design Guidelines, as amended from time to time.
- Pay applicable initial and recurring fees. Payments shall be made via credit card, or may be made by providing a check or money order made payable to Idaho Transportation Department at the appropriate District office.
Contacts & Resources
- Idaho Department of Commerce Broadband Resources
- Local Highway Technical Advisory Council Projects
- Federal Communications Commission Broadband Map
Utility Accommodation (Broadband) Rulemaking
The Idaho Transportation Department has been actively developing rules and policies to accommodate broadband infrastructure within the State Right-of-Way.
- To learn more go to:
- For more information email: Robert.Beachler@itd.idaho.gov
ITD District Contacts
|ITD District Location||Contact||Phone|
|North Idaho - District 1||Robert Beachler|
600 W. Prairie Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
|North-Central Idaho - District 2||Jole Wells|
2600 Frontage Road, Lewiston, ID
Mail: PO Box 837, Lewiston, ID 83501
|Southwest Idaho - District 3||Mark Wasdahl|
8150 Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714-1367
|South-Central Idaho - District 4||Trey Mink|
216 South Date St, Shoshone, ID
Mail: PO Box 2-A, Shoshone, ID 83352
|Southeast Idaho - District 5||Chris Peirsol|
5151 S. 5th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83204-2202
|East Idaho - District 6||Wade Allen|
206 North Yellowstone, Rigby, ID
Mail: PO Box 97, Rigby, ID 83442-0097