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District 6

District 6 – East Idaho

Overview

East Idaho

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District 6 covers 18,588 square miles of the state and maintains 2,302 lane miles (lanes of road, on- and off-ramps, etc.) and 358 bridges.

District 6 is the third largest by population, with 207,000 residents or 13 percent of the state. Terrain includes plains, valleys and mountains, with highlands boasting eight of the 12 highest mountain passes in Idaho.

District headquarters is in Rigby located in Jefferson County, where Jason Minzghor is district (head) engineer. Robert “Bob” Hoff, of Idaho Falls, represents District 6 on the Idaho Transportation Board.

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District 6 Contact Information
District 6 Phone: 208-745-7781
District 6 Fax: 208-745-8735
206 North Yellowstone
Rigby, ID 83442
Bob Hoff
Bob Hoff
Board Member
208-524-1202
Jason Minzghor
Jason Minzghor
District Engineer
Email Jason

News

Extreme Cold May Result in Additional Road Closures

January 30, 2023
RIGBY – As extreme cold continues in East Idaho, the Idaho Transportation Department is asking motorists to plan ahead and...
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ITD crews fixing potholes in East Idaho

January 6, 2023
EAST IDAHO - The Idaho Transportation Department is working to address potholes created by rapidly changing temperatures this winter. Recent...
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Eight snowplows hit this season; ITD calls on drivers to be more cautious

December 20, 2022
So far this season across Idaho, drivers have caused eight crashes with snowplows. As more winter weather moves across the...
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Drivers need to be careful in upcoming storm

December 20, 2022
RIGBY – With a severe winter storm predicted by the National Weather Service (https://www.weather.gov/pih/), the Idaho Transportation Department in East...
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ITD is taking another look at potential alternatives for US-20; invites public to give feedback

November 30, 2022
RIGBY – The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) invites the public to participate in in-person or online meetings in early December...
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The Dos and Don’ts of driving near snow plows

November 29, 2022
Talking about sharing the road with plows is really more of a discussion on what you shouldn’t do.
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Leading Idaho funds runway improvements to St. Anthony Community Airport

November 7, 2022
Grant funds in the amount of $1.7M from Gov. Little’s Leading Idaho initiative helped repair and replace sections of badly damaged runway...
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Rock scaling to begin Wednesday on SH-75 south of Challis

October 31, 2022
RIGBY - Beginning Wednesday the Idaho Transportation Department will be scaling rock on SH-75 between Challis and Clayton. Rock scaling...
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Public invited to attend public scoping meeting for I-15/US-20 Connector Study on October 18, 2022 in Idaho Falls

October 7, 2022
RIGBY -The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will host a public scoping meeting for the I-15/US-20 Connector project on October 18,...
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Construction

Highway Construction in East Idaho

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For ITD construction projects & map locations go to: itdprojects.org


For current construction & traffic conditions go to: 511.idaho.gov


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Planning & Design

Projects in Planning or Design Phases

For more information on ITD project plans & map locations go to: itdprojects.org




For study information and to comment go to: I-15/US-20 Connector Study.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is collaborating with the City of Idaho Falls, Bonneville County and other stakeholders on the I-15/US-20 project development.

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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

Targhee Pass EA

Document: Targhee Pass Environmental Assessment (EA)

EA Update

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announce the release of a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Targhee Pass Environmental Assessment (EA). The FONSI is inclusive of the final EA and will be available for public information and review from Wednesday, June 24, 2020 through Friday, July 24, 2020. The Targhee Pass EA evaluates the risks, benefits, opportunities and costs associated with reconstruction of Targhee Pass (U.S. 20 between the junction with S.H. 87 and the Montana state line). Electronic Copies of the FONSI and EA documents can be found at the links below:

Targhee Pass Final EA (June 2020)

Targhee Pass FONSI (June 2020)

Additional information and appendices can be found at islandparkus20.com/.

Comments on the draft EA were solicited from January 2, 2019 through February 28, 2019. The final EA includes responses to comments in a new chapter (Chapter 6). The preferred alternative, Alternative 3, has not changed from what was previously identified in the draft EA document in 2019.

The preferred alternative includes:

  • An additional travel lane in the uphill direction from SH 87 to the Montana State line
  • Shoulder widening from 5-feet to 8-feet
  • Hill cut to improve stopping sight distance
  • Left- and right-turn lanes into Big Horn Hills Estates entrances
  • Tree clearing to reduce shade
  • Road subsurface reconstruction and drainage improvements
  • An activated animal-detection system that would alert drivers to the presence of animals
  • The alternative does not include crossing structures or wildlife fencing.

The FONSI and final EA will be available through several sources, including:

  • EA website at www.islandparkus20.com
  • St. Anthony Public Library at 420 N Bridge St Suite E, St. Anthony, Idaho
  • Ashton Public Library at 925 Main St, Ashton, Idaho
  • Island Park Public Library at 3775 Sand Crane Dr, Island Park, Idaho
  • ITD District 6 at 206 N Yellowstone Hwy, Rigby, Idaho

The FONSI identifies the preferred alternative from the EA as the selected alternative. The FONSI is being made available for public information, along with the final EA document and supporting appendices.

Following the review period, the Federal Highway Administration may decide to finalize and sign the FONSI, which would conclude the EA process, and may elect to publish a Statute of Limitations notice in the Federal Register, pursuant to 23 USC §139(l), indicating that one or more Federal agencies have taken final action on permits, licenses, or approvals for a transportation project.

Construction at Targhee Pass is programed for 2026 in ITD’s schedule of planned projects.

EA Overview
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initiated the EA to engage the public, evaluate impacts, risks, benefits, opportunities, and costs associated with reconstruction of Targhee Pass (U.S. 20 between its junction with Idaho 87 and the Montana state line).

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

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 HoursContact Information Email Counties
North Idaho - District 1
600 West Prairie Avenue
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pacific Time
Email: 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 Time
Email: 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 p.m.
Payment Phone Line:
208-334-8300, Ext. 2
Email: ITDD3Permits@itd.idaho.gov

Approach & Commercial Permits
Josh Nopens, 208-332-7190

Utility, Special Event & Other Encroachment Permits
Shona Tonkin, 208-334-8341
Counties: Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington, Valley
South-Central Idaho - District 4
216 South Date Street
Shoshone, ID 83352
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 p.m. Mountain TimeEmail: Anthony.Black@itd.idaho.govCounties: Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Teton, Madison - Tony Black, 208-745-5625
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

For all Idaho Route Maps go to the ITRPS website at:

Then click “Helpful Links” in the top left corner of the banner to access maps & attachments for the following:

  • Idaho Maps for Approved Routes Up to 129,000 lbs. (129K)
  • 129K State Route Maps (by District/Region)
  • County Maps for Special Permit & Requirements
  • Vertical Clearance Maps | Pilot/Escort Requirements
  • Route Capacity Maps
  • Route Capacity Maps (by Color)

Traveling through District 6
Idaho Transportation Department, District 6 Office
Mail Address: 206 North Yellowstone, Rigby, ID 83442


District 6 Phone: 208-745-7781
District 6 Fax: 208-745-8735


District 6 Operational Contacts

Media Contact: Justin.Smith | 208-234-3614

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