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District 3 – Southwest Idaho

Overview

Southwest Idaho

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I-84 Karcher to Franklin 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.

Caldwell to Karcher BannerAmy Revis is district (head) engineer and Julie DeLorenzo represents District 3 on the Idaho Transportation Board.


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

Construction

2018 Highway Construction in Southwest Idaho

  • Go to 511.idaho.gov for the latest construction and traffic details.

US-20: Front, Myrtle & Broadway in Boise

  • Purpose: Complete repaving Front Street, Myrtle Street and Broadway Avenue (US-20) and upgrade ADA ramps
  • Start: Fall 2017
  • Est. Completion: Summer 2018
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: $3.1 million. Sunroc
  • Contact: Email Jennifer Gonzalez or call (208)334-8938

Bridge Rehabilitations across Southwest Idaho

  • I-184: (Connector) Emerald Overpass
  • I-84: Meridian Interchange Overpass, Cole Overland Overpass, Broadway Overpass, Highland RVRR Underpass, Gowen UPRR Underpass, Gowen Underpass
  • US-20/26: (Broadway Ave) Boise River Bridge
  • ID-21: Mores Creek, Wildlife Underpass, Grimes Creek, Wildcat Gulch, Stierman Gulch, South Fork Payette, Canyon Creek
  • Construction budget is $2.7 million. Contractor: Cannon Builders

ID-69: Kuna to Meridian Pavement Rehabilitation

  • Purpose:
    • Resurfacing ID-69 (Meridian Road) from Orchard Road in Kuna to Overland Road in Meridian.
    • Adding traffic signals at Hubbard Road and Lake Hazel Road.
    • Installing a median barrier between Calderwood Drive and Overland Road.
    • Reconfiguring lanes at the intersection of Meridian and Overland roads. Northbound Meridian Road will include three through lanes, a dedicated left-turn lane and a dedicated right-turn lane at the intersection.
  • Est. Start: Summer 2018
  • Est. Completion: Fall 2018
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Idaho Materials and Construction, $4.2 million
  • Contact: Email Jennifer Gonzalez or call (208)334-8938

ID-16 and Beacon Light Intersection Improvements

  • Purpose: Widening, reconstruction, and drainage improvements at the intersection of Beacon Light Rd and ID-16, new traffic signal installation.
  • Est. Start: End of May
  • Est. Completion: Early August
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Knife River, $1.15 million
  • Contact: Email Jake Melder or call at (208) 334-8874

US-95: Adams & Washington Counties sealcoat

  • Purpose: Sealcoating the road preserves the life of the pavement and provides
  • Traffic Impact: Reduced speed, one lane open. Expect minor delays.
  • Est. Start: June/July
  • Est. Completion: July/August
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Geneva Rock Products, $2.3 million
  • Contact: Email Jake Melder or call at (208) 334-8874

US-95: Little Rainbow Bridge replacement

  • Purpose: The existing bridge is narrow and not up to current standard. It will be demolished and a new, safer bridge will be built.
  • Est. Start: TBD
  • Est. Completion: TBD
  • Contractor & Cost: TBD
  • Contact: Email Jake Melder or call at (208) 334-8874

US-95: New Meadows South End Rd to ID-55 drainage reconstruction

  • Purpose: Drainage improvements are needed to avoid impacting wetlands while a failing urban storm sewer system will be replaced. This will require the road to be dug out and reconstructed.
  • Est. Start: TBD
  • Est. Completion: TBD
  • Contractor & Cost: TBD
  • Contact: Email Jake Melder or call at (208) 334-8874

ID-52: Sweet/Ola Rd. to Horseshoe Bend pavement rehabilitation

  • Purpose: The old, deteriorated pavement will be milled down and replaced with fresh asphalt.
  • Traffic Impact: Traffic will be reduced to one lane, M-F. Night work is not anticipated at this time.
  • Est. Start: April 25
  • Est. Completion: Late June
  • Contractor & Cost: Knife River, $2.6 million
  • Contact: Email Jake Melder or call at (208) 334-8874

I-84: Sand Hollow Overpass

I-84 Business Loop: Nampa, Northside Blvd. to Grant Ave. Pavement preservation and ADA ramp upgrades

  • Start: Spring 2018
  • Est. Completion: Summer 2018
  • Contractor & Cost: $3.8 million.
  • Pavement rehabilitation & upgrades to ADA ramps from Northside to Grant Ave.
  • Contact: Email Jennifer Gonzalez or call (208)334-8938

I-84: Exit 33B, Karcher Interchange safety and mobility improvements

  • Start: Spring 2018
  • Est. Completion:
  • Contractor & Cost: Central Paving, $3.2 million
  • Contact: Email Jennifer Gonzalez or call (208)334-8938

ID-45: Deer Flat to I-84 B, Pavement rehabilitation

  • Start: Summer 2018
  • Est. Completion: Summer 2018
  • Contractor & Cost: Central Paving, $3.2 million
  • Contact: Email Jennifer Gonzalez or call (208)334-8938

ID-44: Middleton Canyon Canal bridge replacement

  • Purpose: Replacement of the Canyon Canal Bridge in downtown Middleton,
  • Est. Start: Fall 2018
  • Completion: Late Spring 2019
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: TBD
  • Contact: Email Mike Van Lydegraf or call at (208) 332-7180

I-84: Caldwell signage upgrades

  • Purpose: Install overhead and pavement markings to improve on-road communication.
  • Est. Start: TBD
  • Est. Completion: TBD
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Coral Construction Co. $831,000
  • Contact: Email Jake Melder or call at (208) 334-8874

US-20/26: Farmway Rd. intersection

  • Purpose: Provide through lanes east and westbound and a left center turn lane for eastbound traffic turning onto Farmway Rd.
  • Start: March
  • Est. Completion: Early May
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Staker & Parson and Idaho Materials & Construction – $405,000
  • Contact: Email Cheri Mansayon or call at (208) 459-7420

I-84B & ID-78: Hammett road rehabilitation and railroad bridge replacement

  • Purpose: Resurface the existing road on ID-78 & I-84 Business Loop. This project will also replace the existing bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad on the I-84 Business Loop in Hammett. The current 3-span bridge is outdated and doesn’t meet the current standards for width and weight.
  • Traffic Impact: The bridge will be closed and traffic will be detoured to Waller Dr.
  • Est. Start: Spring
  • Est. Completion: Winter
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Knife River Corporation – Northwest, $6.4 million
  • Contact: Email Marc Danley or call at (208) 334-8389 or email Jayme Coonce or call at (208) 334-8352

ID-51: Railroad Underpass to Jct. ID-51/ID-67 Pavement Rehabilitation

  • Purpose: Crews will mill off top layer of asphalt and lay fresh asphalt down.
  • Start: June 4
  • Est. Start: Spring
  • Est. Completion: Late July
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Knife River Corporation – $1.2 million
  • Contact: Email Jake Melder or call at (208) 334-8874

Mountain Home sealcoats

  • Projects include:
    • ID-20: from I-84 exit 95 to Cat Creek Summit (28 miles)
    • ID-51 (American Legion Blvd): from N 2nd St E to 18th St. E
    • I-84 Business Loop: Exit 90 to Sagebrush Ave
  • Est. Start: August
  • Est. Completion: September
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: TBD
  • Contact: Email Jake Melder or call at (208) 334-8874

ID-51 Snake River Bridge Replacement

  • Start: Spring 2017
  • Est. Completion: TBD
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Cannon Builders, $6.8 million
  • Contact: Email Jennifer Gonzalez or call (208)334-8938

ID-55: Marsing Snake River bridge replacement

  • Purpose: The existing bridge has reached its design life. A new bridge will improve safety and mobility.
  • Est. Start: TBD
  • Est. Completion: TBD
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: TBD
  • Contact: Email David Barrett or call at (208) 459-7429

ID-55: Marsing Snake River bridge to US-95 pavement rehabilitation

  • Purpose: New pavement will be constructed. Drainage features including curb and gutter and storm sewer piping will be installed within the city and sidewalk will be added to several locations.
  • Est. Start: TBD
  • Est. Completion: TBD
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: TBD
  • Contact: Email David Barrett or call at (208) 459-7429

US-95: Elephant Butte road reconstruction

  • Purpose: Remove clay material beneath road that is causing major pavement swelling. Work will reconstruct the road for long-term fix to swelling issues.
  • Traffic Impact: Traffic reduced to one lane for the duration of the project; temporary signals in place
  • Est. Start: Mid-July
  • Est. Completion: October
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Central Paving Company, $2.6 million
  • Contact: Email Mike Van Lydegraf or call at (208) 332-7180

I-84: Oregon Stateline to Black Canyon Road (Exit 13) sealcoat

  • Start: June 11
  • Est. Completion: June 19
  • Contractor & Contstruction Cost: Kloepfer Inc., $886,000
  • Contact: Email Alex Deduck or call at (208) 334-8343

US-95: Payette to Weiser River pavement rehabilitation

  • Purpose: Asphalt will be milled and reconstructed for a smooth surface. Turn lanes and slow vehicle lanes will be added in select locations to improve safety and mobility.
  • Est. Start: Early April
  • Est. Completion: June
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Western Construction $6.1 million
  • Contact: Email Jennifer Gonzalez or call (208)334-8938
  • US-95 Project news release – March 16, 2018

ID-52: Union Pacific Railroad bridge replacement

  • Purpose: Remove and replace the existing railroad bridge over SH-52 bridge that does not meet current requirements.
  • Traffic Impact: The bridge is a full closure. Traffic is detoured around on ID-72, US-30 or US-95.
  • Start: Feb. 19th
  • Est. Completion: Mid-May
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Braun-Jensen, Inc., $2.58 million
  • Contact: Email Alex Deduck or call at (208) 334-8343

US-30: Between I-84 and ID-72 pavement rehabilitation

  • Purpose: Pavement on US-30 between Junction of ID-72 and I-84 has reached the end of its design life. The project will have two phases. First, the old road will be ground and re-laid. Later, a seal coat will be applied to both this section as well as 2 miles of ID-72 beginning at the Junction of US-30 and extending east. Several sections of guardrail on US-30 will be replaced.
  • Est. Start: Mid-April
  • Est. Completion: Summer
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Western Construction, $2.1 million
  • Contact: Email David Barrett or call at (208) 459-7429

ID-55: McCall (Zachary Rd.) to Goose Creek Grade Pavement rehabilitation and guardrail upgrades

  • Purpose: This project will reestablish the riding surface and preserve the structural capacity of the existing roadway. It will also increase driver safety by updating some of the guardrail.
  • Traffic Impact: Work will be suspended Friday afternoons, through the weekend.
  • Est Start: Summer, after July 4th
  • Est Completion: Mid-September
  • Contractor & Construction Cost: Valley Paving, $3.2 million
  • Contact: Email Crystal Grasmick or call at (208) 334-8377


Construction Project Details

I-84 Business Loop - Nampa MapThe Idaho Transportation Department began resurfacing and reconstructing several roads on the I-84 Business Route (I-84B) downtown Nampa. ITD held an open house on May 31 to provide construction plans, project schedule and answer questions.



Resurfacing involves replacing the top layer of the road.
  • 2nd Street South (Northside Boulevard to 11th Ave. South)
  • 3rd Street South (Northside Boulevard to 11th Ave. South)
  • 11th Avenue North (1st St. North to Garrity Boulevard)
  • Garrity Boulevard (11th Ave. North to Grant Street)

Reconstruction involves completely rebuilding the road base. Crews will excavate and replace 1½ feet of gravel “fill” material and pavement.

  • 11th Avenue South (2nd Street South to 1st Street South)
  • Library Square
  • Northside/2nd Street Intersection

ITD has replaced over 120 pedestrian ramps to meet current requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


To sign up for construction updates: Text NAMPA to 22828 or email Jennifer.Gonzalez@itd.idaho.gov

Project Schedule

June – July 2018

  • 2nd Street South
  • Northside/2nd Street Intersection
  • Library Square

July – August 2018

  • Garrity Boulevard
  • 11th Avenue North
  • 3rd Street South

Traffic Impacts
ITD will work with local businesses and community representatives throughout this project. Most of the work will be scheduled at night to help minimize traffic impacts.

  • A majority of the work will be completed at night between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Lane restrictions and some detours will be necessary at night.
  • Business access will remain open at all times during the day. Some lane restrictions may be necessary during the day for curb and gutter work.
  • Sidewalks will be closed when an ADA ramp is under construction. Pedestrian detours will be in place.
  • Work may be noisy at night due to back-up alarms and large equipment.

Contact
Jennifer Gonzalez, ITD District 3 Communications
Email: Jennifer.Gonzalez@itd.idaho.gov | Call: (208) 334-8938

ID-69 Improvements MapThe Idaho Transportation Department is designing several upgrades to Idaho 69 (Meridian Road) between the cities of Kuna and Meridian. The project is expected to improve safety and traffic operations on this busy corridor.

Improvements will include:

  • Resurfacing ID-69 (Meridian Road) from Orchard Road in Kuna to Overland Road in Meridian.
  • Adding traffic signals at Hubbard Road and Lake Hazel Road.
  • Installing a median barrier between Calderwood Drive and Overland Road.
  • Reconfiguring lanes at the intersection of Meridian and Overland roads. Northbound Meridian Road will include three through lanes, a dedicated left-turn lane and a dedicated right-turn lane at the intersection.

For improvement details and maps see the ID-69 project fact sheet.

Background

Idaho 69 is one of the primary routes between Kuna and Meridian. As growth in the area has increased, traffic congestion and crashes have also increased. In the busiest locations, crashes have increased by nearly 50 percent over the last five years.

Based on a recent safety analysis and input from the city of Meridian, ITD identified several ways to immediately improve safety and traffic flow along the corridor. The improvements were developed in collaboration with the Meridian Transportation Commission, Meridian Police Department and Ada County Highway District.

The safety improvements will be timed to occur with ITD’s planned maintenance on this corridor. Construction is scheduled for the summer and fall of 2018.

For more information

ITD welcomes public input and is committed to working with the community during this project. Questions about the design plans can be directed to Jennifer.Gonzalez@itd.idaho.gov or (208) 334-8938.

Emerald St. Bridge DetourConstruction on Emerald St. is scheduled for mid-April through late-May. Schedule may change due to weather.

During construction, the bridge will be closed to all traffic with local traffic access open in the project area.

Click icon below for US-20 project information.
US-20 Boise Construction

News

Cloverdale Road Overpass to remain closed for safety of the traveling public

June 18, 2018
The Cloverdale Overpass Bridge will remain closed indefinitely following a fiery crash on Interstate 84 late Saturday evening.
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Test pile driving scheduled for June 18-20 on I-84 at Northside Blvd.

June 15, 2018
Shoulder restrictions will be in place on Interstate 84 in Nampa at the Northside Boulevard interchange June 18-20
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Idaho Highway 45 (12th Avenue) resurfacing in Nampa to begin next week

June 14, 2018
The Idaho Transportation Department will resurface a five-mile section of Idaho Highway 45 (12th Avenue) in Nampa beginning the week...
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Community open house to discuss I-84 Business Loop construction in downtown Nampa to be held May 31

May 24, 2018
The Idaho Transportation Department will host a community open house to discuss the construction plans for the I-84 Business Loop...
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Emerald Street Connector Overpass opens Saturday

May 18, 2018
Bridge preservation work on the Emerald Street overpass of I-184 (the Connector) between Cole Road and Curtis Road, is complete
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Give ITD feedback on Mountain Home plans

May 2, 2018
The Idaho Transportation Department is seeking public comment on several long-range plans in Mountain Home.
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Wet Paint: Striping crews hitting the Treasure Valley

April 20, 2018
The Idaho Transportation Department is out in force laying fresh paint on faded road stripes.
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Interstate 84 repaving in Caldwell begins in May; bridge replacement west of Caldwell to be complete this spring

April 17, 2018
Pavement rehabilitation on Interstate 84 from the Sand Hollow Interchange (exit 17) into Caldwell will begin in May. The project...
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Media Contact: Jake Melder, ITD District 3 Communication
EMAIL: Jake.Melder@itd.idaho.gov | CALL: 208-334-8874

Corridor Studies

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is conducting a traffic study and environmental analysis for Interstate 84 between Caldwell and the Karcher Interchange in Nampa. The project is part of long-range plans to improve safety and mobility on I-84 in the Treasure Valley. At a minimum, ITD anticipates the plans will include additional lanes on I-84 and potential improvements to existing interchanges.

ITD is hosting three community open houses to present and gather input about plans for Interstate 84 in Canyon County.

Community Open Houses on June 26, 27 and 28
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 26 – Thomas Jefferson Charter School, 1209 Adam Smith Ave., Caldwell
  • Wednesday, June 27 – Happy Day Transit Center, 5907 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell
  • Thursday, June 28 – Hampton Inn, 5750 Franklin Rd., Nampa

 
Public input will play an important role in shaping the future of this corridor. Please stop by anytime between 4 – 7 p.m.

Traffic Study and Environmental EvaluationI-84 Caldwell to Karcher visual
A detailed traffic study will help ITD confirm today’s traffic volumes and project future traffic on I-84 between Caldwell and the Karcher Interchange in Nampa. The results will help ITD identify needed improvements and will help ITD determine how far west into Caldwell improvements need to be made.

Environmental Evaluation
ITD will evaluate a range of potential improvements to I-84 between Caldwell and the Karcher Interchange in Nampa. The environmental analysis will help ITD determine alternatives that will improve long-term mobility while minimizing impacts to the human and natural environment.

Schedule
The traffic study and environmental evaluation are underway. ITD anticipates this process will be complete in approximately 18 months. Once the traffic study and environmental evaluation is approved, ITD will begin design, right-of-way plans and construction for funded projects. ITD is looking at all available strategies to expedite the environmental analysis and design process, and advance construction.

Funding
ITD has allocated $193 million to study, design and construct improvements to I-84 between Caldwell and the Karcher Interchange in Nampa. The extent of the improvements will be determined by the traffic study and environmental analysis.

Community Input
Community input will play an important role in shaping the future of the I-84 corridor in Canyon County. Please watch for invitations to provide input. Questions about this project can be directed to 84corridor@itd.idaho.gov or (208) 334-8002.

Project Materials

Mouontain Home Interchange & Study Map & SiteThe Idaho Transportation Department and the City of Mountain Home have worked together to create concepts for the interchanges at Exits 90 and 95 as well as access control along American Legion Blvd (Idaho Highway 51 and US-20). You can see project details by visiting the Interchange & Access Study project map site.

Feedback on the plans was collected until May 15, 2018 at the Mountain Home Interchange and Access Study project site .

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is studying long-term improvements to Idaho 44 from West State Street in Eagle to Interstate 84 in Caldwell.

This study will result in:

  • A corridor plan with recommended transportation improvements and the needed right-of-way (land) to support these improvements between now and 2045.
  • A Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Environmental Assessment that outlines how the improvements would impact the environment (i.e., noise, air quality, historic properties, etc.) and how ITD will address the impacts.
  • A project phasing plan that identifies and prioritizes individual projects for future funding.

Project Background and Schedule

Idaho 44 is the only east-west highway that links Canyon County to Ada County north of the Boise River. As growth and development have increased, ITD is taking a comprehensive approach to address travel time, capacity and safety along this corridor.

Early planning efforts for ID-44 began in 2004 and resulted in a preferred alignment for approximately 16 miles of the corridor. A preferred alignment identifies locations for widening or realigning the roadway in future years. The ID-44 public outreach was a significant component of this early planning process.

ITD’s goal is to complete the ID-44 corridor study in 2019 and immediately begin moving forward with improvements. Public meetings will be scheduled in Ada and Canyon counties later this year.

Environmental Process
The FHWA Environmental Assessment (EA) for this project includes several technical studies that address traffic, access management, drainage, noise, air quality, public involvement and other factors. The EA must be approved by the Federal Highway Administration prior to final design and construction. A public hearing will be held in 2019 before the EA is submitted to FHWA.

Contact
Questions or comments about the ID-44 corridor study may be directed to Mark Wasdahl, ITD Project Manager, at mark.wasdahl@itd.idaho.gov or (208) 334-8344.

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.

Accessibility | Title VI | Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

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.

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Design Projects

I-84 Karcher to Franklin ProjectChanges to Interstate 84 in Nampa and Caldwell are coming!
We would like to hear your input.

The Idaho Transportation Department is developing plans for improvements to I-84 between Nampa and Caldwell. There are multiple projects being designed and developed to address traffic congestion and safety issues in the area.

ITD is hosting three community open houses to present and gather input about plans for Interstate 84 in Canyon County.

Community Open Houses on June 26, 27 and 28
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 26 – Thomas Jefferson Charter School, 1209 Adam Smith Ave., Caldwell
  • Wednesday, June 27 – Happy Day Transit Center, 5907 Cleveland Blvd., Caldwell
  • Thursday, June 28 – Hampton Inn, 5750 Franklin Rd., Nampa

 

Public input will play an important role in shaping the future of this corridor. Please stop by anytime between 4 – 7 p.m.

Previous Community Workshop Materials

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.

The improvements are expected to:

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

I-84 Karcher to Franklin Map


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

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.

About the Idaho 16 corridor

  • The long-term vision of this corridor is to create an expressway for North/South travel in the Treasure Valley.
  • Expanding this corridor is one of 33 unfunded projects in the Treasure Valley, as identified in the Communities in Motion long-range plan conducted by the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) in conjunction with ITD.

What’s been done

  • In 2014 ITD constructed the first leg of the corridor expansion, building a river crossing from Idaho 44 (State St.) to US-20/26 (Chinden Blvd.)
  • ITD completed environmental study on the corridor in 2011. This determined the scope of the project and impacts to the area.
  • ID-16 Corridor Map

What’s next

  • Additional phases of this project are not funded at this time. After the preliminary engineering, ITD will be poised to quickly utilize funding to finish designs, buy property (right of way), and construct the project, should it become available.

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

Accessibility | Title VI | Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

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.

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Completed Projects

Southwest Idaho: Construction Projects Completed in 2017

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

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

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

  • Pavement rehabilitation work that extends from Caldwell, through Middleton & Star.
  • Contract amount: $5.2 million. Contractor: Idaho Materials Construction

COMPLETE: Bridge Rehabilitation on the following structures.

COMPLETE: I-84: Franklin Road to Franklin Boulevard, Nampa to Caldwell

  • 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

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

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

  • Signal installation at ID-55 & Lake Avenue, Midway, & Farmway. Pavement rehabilitation from Middleton Road to Pride Lane.
  • Construction budget: $8.8 million.

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

  • Pavement rehabilitation work that extends from Caldwell, through Middleton & Star.
  • Contract amount: $5.2 million. Contractor: Idaho Materials Construction

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

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

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-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: ID-19 Succor Creek Bridge Replacement, Homedale

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

Contacts | Services

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


Media Contact: Jake Melder, 208-334-8874

For Application Forms click on ITD Form Finder and then search “Encroachment

  • Approach Permit Application – i.e. driveway, road access (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit Approaches or Public Streets) – Search for form # “2109” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • Utility Permit Application (Right of Way Encroachment Application And Permit For Utilities) – Search for form # “2110” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • Application for “Other” – i.e. signs, banners, etc. (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit Other Encroachments) – Search for form # “2111” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • Access Management Informational Brochure

Encroachment Application Locations & Contacts

Regional LocationOffice HoursEmailCounties & Contact Information
North Idaho - District 1
600 West Prairie Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific TimeEmail: Stacy.Simkins@itd.idaho.govCounties: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone - Stacy Simkins, 208-772-1297
North-Central Idaho - District 2
2600 Frontage Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific TimeEmail: Shane.Niemela@itd.idaho.govCounties: Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce - Shane Niemela, 208-799-4239
Southwest Idaho - District 3
8150 Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83714
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Payments not accepted after 3:00 p.m.
Phone Payments: 208-332-7187
Email: ITDD3Permits@itd.idaho.govCounties: Ada, Elmore, Gem, Boise, Valley - Shona Tonkin, 208-334-8341

Counties: Canyon, Adams, Owyhee, Payette, Washington - Tyson McCoy, 208-338-8335
South-Central Idaho - District 4
216 South Date Street, Shoshone, ID 83352
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: Deb.Pierson@itd.idaho.govCounties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls - Deb Pierson, 208-886-7839
Southeast Idaho - District 5
5151 S. 5th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83204-2202
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: D5EncroachmentPermits@itd.idaho.govCounties: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power - Robert Erdman, 208-239-3323
East Idaho - District 6
206 North Yellowstone, Rigby, ID 83442
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeCounties: Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Teton, Madison - 208-745-5686
Idaho Transportation Department Headquarters - Boise, IDUtility Permits
Email: Barbara.Waite@itd.idaho.gov

Sign Permits
Email: Justin.Pond@itd.idaho.gov
Barbara Waite, 208-334-8522


Justin Pond, 208-334-8832

Roadway Sign Request Contacts

Accessibility | Title VI | Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

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.

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