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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 in Pocatello located in Bannock County, where Todd Hubbard is district (head) engineer. Former legislator Dwight Horsch, of Pocatello, has represented District 5 on the Idaho Transportation Board since June 2011.


District 5 Contact Information
District 5 Phone: 208-239-3300
District 5 Fax: 208-239-3367
Address: 5151 S. 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204-2202
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Dwight Horsch
Board Member
208-221-4765
Todd Hubbard
Todd Hubbard
District Engineer
Email Todd

Construction List

Planning & Design

Interstate Routes

Yellowstone Avenue Safety Enhancements: Cedar Street to Alameda Road

Yellowstone Ave Median DiagramThe Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is currently designing safety enhancements for Yellowstone Avenue between Cedar Street and Alameda Road in Pocatello. The project will:

· Install a raised median along the center of Yellowstone between the Cedar and Alameda intersections.
· Adjust signal timing at the Alameda intersection.

This project will improve safety in the area, and is estimated to be constructed by 2020.
· Yellowstone Ave. Project Information and Contacts:

  • Eric Staats, ITD P.E. Engineer Manager (208) 239-3300 eric.staats@itd.Idaho.gov

History
In 2014, ITD began a study to address safety considerations at both the Yellowstone/ Alameda intersection and the stretch of Yellowstone between Cedar and Alameda. Part of this study was an analysis of crash data that indicated a safety problem along this stretch of roadway. ITD used both the crash data and traffic data to model different improvements and intersection designs that could address the safety issue and provide for more capacity. The results of the study showed that the installation of a continuous raised median along Yellowstone between the Cedar and Alameda intersections would provide a substantial safety benefit for the corridor and the traveling public.

Next Steps: ITD held a public meeting on August 15, 2017. Return to this web page (itd.idaho.gov/d5) for details about public information meetings and schedule updates.
· August 15, 2017 Displays and information

Yellowstone Project Schedule

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

 

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

Using the open house results, Mayor Jared Sharp and the City Council decided on a preferred striping plan. Once the striping plan was chosen, ITD completed the design plans. The project will next be let for bid by potential contractors. Construction is expected to begin in 2018.

Final Design Plan

Project design is complete and ready for bid and construction in 2018.

The City of Montpelier decided to go with the following striping plan for Washington Street:

  • One Lane each direction with a Center Two Way Turn Lane (CTWTL) and parallel parking along street.
  • All insufficient pedestrian ramps on Washington Street (US-89) will be upgraded to legal ADA requirements.
  • Sidewalks will be added on 4th Street on the east side of the street ONLY from Garfield St. to Boise St.

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.

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, at Montpelier City Hall.

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

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

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?
  • 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

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.

TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System

News

Child Pedestrian Safety projects start in spring

March 12, 2018
BOISE - A dozen sidewalk and pathway projects benefiting child pedestrian safety will be built this year across the state...
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Idaho Transportation Board advances Northgate Interchange project

February 21, 2018
BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Board voted unanimously during their regular meeting Wednesday (Feb. 21) to provide additional funding to...
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ITD experiments with solar-powered pavement markings in Pocatello

February 16, 2018
The unusual amount of sunshine this winter has allowed the Idaho Transportation Department to experiment with a few alternatives to...
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Transportation Board Approves Northgate Engineering Funding

January 17, 2018
BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Board agreed to fund the remainder of the cost to finish to design the Northgate...
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ITD’s southeast Idaho office partners to put US-89 on Road Diet, solve speeding issue 

October 31, 2017
When city and state partner on a project, great things usually result. Such was the case recently in the small...
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Public-private partnership creates economic opportunities for east Idaho

September 14, 2017
One of the largest public-private partnerships in Idaho is moving forward after government and business leaders broke ground on the...
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ITD gives final go-ahead for Northgate Interchange

August 17, 2017
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has given the final approval to begin developing the Northgate (Siphon Road) Interchange in Bannock...
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Tin Cup Beaver Dam Restoration project benefits wildlife and ITD

August 15, 2017
POCATELLO - If Ruffles have ridges, what do riffles have? Beavers, it turns out. When a few beaver dams on...
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Idaho Transportation Board moves forward on Northgate Interchange (Siphon Road) project

June 23, 2017
BOISE - The Idaho Transportation Board unanimously approved a resolution Thursday that allows the Idaho Transportation Department to move forward...
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Completed Projects

I-15: Construction Projects Completed in 2018

I-15 construction

Services | Contacts

For application forms go to ITD Form Finder and then search for “EncroachmentUtility Permits Video

  • Approach Permit application – i.e. driveway, road access, etc. (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit Approaches or Public Streets) – Search for form # “2109” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • For the Utility Permit application – (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit for Utilities) – Search for form # “2110” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • Other Encroachments application – i.e. signs, banners, etc. (Right of Way Encroachment Application and Permit for Other Encroachments) – Search for form # “2111” or “Encroachment” at ITD Form Finder
  • Milepoint Logs go to the iPlan – Mapping Resource for Idaho highway route information
  • iPlan – Mapping Resource
  • Access Management Informational Brochure

Encroachment Application Office 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 are not accepted after 3:00 p.m.
Payment Phone Line:
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 - Phone: 208-239-3300
East Idaho - District 6
206 North Yellowstone
Rigby, ID 83442
8:00 a.m to 5:00 pm Mountain TimeEmail: Troy.Despain@itd.idaho.govCounties: Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Teton, Madison - Troy Despain, 208-745-5644
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

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


District 5 Phone: 208-239-3300

District 5 Fax: 208-239-3367


District 5 Foreman Contacts

Media Contact: Megan Stark | 208-745-5611

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.

TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System