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District 6

District 6 – East Idaho

Overview

East Idaho

Click banner below for I-15/US-20 Connector Study in Idaho Falls.
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 at 206 North Yellowstone Highway south of Rigby in Jefferson County, where Jason Minzghor is district (head) engineer. Former Idaho legislator Lee Gagner, of Idaho Falls, represents District 6 and is Vice Chairman on the Idaho Transportation Board. Learn more about District 6.


Contacts
District 6 Phone: (208) 745-7781
District 6 Fax: (208) 745-8735
Office of Communication Contact:
Megan Stark – (208) 745-5611

Lee Gagner
Board Member
(208) 521-8600
Jason Minzghor
Jason Minzghor
District Engineer
Email Jason

Construction List

2018 Highway Construction in East Idaho

  • More 2018 construction projects and details to come.
  • Go to 511.idaho.gov for the latest construction and traffic details.

I-15 construction

ITD has identified nine bridges for reconstruction on ID-28 between April 2018 and October 2019.

Construction on the first three bridges began the week of April 2, and lasts until mid-October 2018.

Bridge Locations

  • ID-28 at milepost 101.77 (11.3 miles northwest of Leadore)
  • ID-28 at milepost 103.12 (located .16 miles southeast of Lee Creek Road/Maier’s Lane)
  • ID-28 at milepost 105.51 (2.64 miles southeast of the Old Highway 28 Junction).

Traffic Impacts

  • Traffic will reduce to one lane with temporary traffic signals directing traffic
  • Lanes reduced to 11-foot openings
  • Speed reductions to 35 MPH through construction zones
  • Expect delays
  • Shoulders will be closed

Project will remove and replace bridges, enhance existing structure and provide increased capacity for the river.

June until November 2018, construction will take place on two additional bridges southeast of Salmon, at milepost 115.67 and 125.66.

Remaining four bridges, located between Leadore and Salmon, will be rebuilt starting in April 2019, until October 2019.

  • Construction budget is approximately $13 million. Contractor: Wadsworth Brothers Construction

Project Information

  • Bridge location is on US-93 between Mackay and Challis, Idaho at milepost 156.56
  • Work began May 29, and lasts until Sept. 30, 2018
  • Project will remove and replace bridge and enhance existing structure, including box culvert replacement and roadway resurfacing
  • Construction budget is approximately $13 million. Contractor: Wadsworth Brothers Construction

Traffic Impacts

  • Traffic will be reduced to one lane with temporary traffic signals directing traffic
  • Lanes reduced to 11-foot openings
  • Speed reductions to 35 MPH through construction zones
  • Expect delays
  • Shoulders will be closed

Planning

For the I-15/US-20 Connector Study, please click the banner below.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is collaborating with the City of Idaho Falls, Bonneville County and other stakeholders on this 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

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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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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District 6 celebrates US-20 improvements with $10,000 for Cystic Fibrosis

October 20, 2017
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) donated $10,000 to the Utah and Idaho Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at a...
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ITD donates $10,000 for Cystic Fibrosis

October 6, 2017
RIGBY - The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) donated $10,000 to the Utah and Idaho Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation...
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DOUBLE DOWN ON THORNTON: Eastern Idaho project wins President’s and People’s Choice awards, plus $10,000 for Cystic Fibrosis

September 27, 2017
The Thornton Interchange project won the America's Transportation “People’s Choice” vote...
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Eagle’s Salmon rescue, response to POE car fire show ITD concern for public safety

September 14, 2017
A few recent incidents highlight the safety role of Idaho Transportation Department workers in their everyday jobs, serving the citizens...
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Public can vote for Idaho’s Thornton Interchange project for national honor and $10k charity prize

August 22, 2017
The Idaho Transportation Department project to rebuild the Thornton Interchange is a national finalist in the "People’s Choice" category of...
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Drilling to slow traffic on state highways in eastern Idaho starting Monday (Aug. 7)

August 7, 2017
RIGBY - Work zones will be necessary for routine roadbed sampling of several state highways in eastern Idaho on weekdays...
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Nearly 100 attend Targhee Pass workshop July 27 in Island Park

August 3, 2017
RIGBY - Nearly 100 people attended the July 27 alternative-development workshop in Island Park for the Targhee Pass Environmental Assessment...
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Targhee Pass EA

Targhee Pass Environmental Assessment (EA) Update

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is initiating an environmental assessment to evaluate risks, benefits, opportunities and costs associated with reconstruction of Targhee Pass (US-20 between its junction with Idaho 87 and the Montana state line). The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is the lead agency on this study and will be signing the final study document. This study will be completed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).


Refined Targhee Pass Alternatives

The study team spent much of the fall/winter gathering more information, evaluating data, and refining the alternatives that were presented to the public in August 2017. Go to the Targhee Pass Alternatives interactive story map to view the current refined alternatives. As you look at the refined alternatives you will see a fifth alternative has been added.

What’s Next?

Scoping Report – ITD has published a scoping report summarizing public comments and issues to be evaluated in the Targhee Pass EA. This report is available under the “Helpful Resources” tab of the IslandParkUS20.com site, or download it directly at Targhee Pass EA Scoping Report.

Impact Analysis – ITD will spend the next several months evaluating and assessing the impacts of each alternative.

Environmental Analysis Comment Period and Public Meeting – When ITD has completed the impact analysis, results will be shared with the public via the website, stakeholder working group, and a public meeting. At that time, ITD will be looking for your additional feedback and will provide another 30-day comment period. This is currently expected to occur in early summer 2018.


Visit IslandParkUS20.com for study information, updates, and to provide comments on the study. If you would like to be added to our email list, please email targheepass@langdongroupinc.com.

Targhee Pass is a portion of the US-20 corridor that has been evaluated as part of a larger safety corridor planning effort for US-20 from Chester to the Montana State Line. ITD has put together a great data resource that contains a vast amount of information and data on this study: US-20 Corridor Plan

You can also contact the study team at:
Targhee Pass Study Team (c/o The Langdon Group)
677 South Woodruff Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
208-220-5937
targheepass@langdongroupinc.com

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

Completed Projects

East Idaho: Construction Projects Completed in 2017

US-20: Thornton Interchange
• Work consisted of microsurfacing (sealing) the travel lanes and on- and off-ramps, painting the overpass and landscaping.
• Contractor: Western Construction Inc., of Boise. Construction budget is $308,000.

US-20: Bridge Repair (2 bridges)
• Project consisted of deck overlays, concrete repair and waterproofing – affecting U.S. 20.
• Contractor: D.L. Beck Inc., of Rexburg. Construction budget is $372,000.

ID-33: Owsley Canal Bridge replacement in Mud Lake
• Replaced the bridge with a large culvert and improving approaches.
• Contractor: Knife River Corporation, division based in Boise. Construction budget is $800,000.

ID-33: Henry’s Fork Bridge to junction with U.S. 20 mill and overlay
• Work consisted of resurfacing travel lanes.
• Contractor: DePatco Inc., of St. Anthony. Construction budget is $663,000 million.

• Work included constructing rumble strips and installing delineators along stretches of road.
• Contractor: Surface Preparation Technologies Inc. Construction budget is $289,000.

• Work includeed upgrading 22 different traffic signals.

  • Upgrades included replacing the older five-section left-turn signal heads with new four-section heads that utilize the flashing yellow arrow.
  • Rigby: The signal at State Street and Main Street was replaced.
  • Rexburg: The signal on Main Street and 5th West was replaced.

• Contractor: Wheeler Electric Inc. Construction budget is $1.8 million.

2017 Construction Map

Contacts | Services

Traveling through District 6District 6 Phone: (208) 745-7781

District 6 Fax: (208) 745-8735


Idaho Transportation Department – District 6 Office
Mail Address: P.O. Box 97, Rigby, ID 83442-0097
Location: 206 North Yellowstone, Rigby, ID 83442


Media Contact: Megan Stark – (208) 745-5611

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

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 - Robert Erdman, 208-239-3323
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

Rock Patrol

It’s a critical, but often overlooked, aspect of ITD’s goal to improve driver safety. The question arises each spring – people wonder why they see snowplows still attached to Idaho Transportation Department trucks driving on bare roads.

The answer is simple: These trucks are patrolling for fallen rock on the highways.

Stretches of mountain road gather rock every day. Trucks with attached snowplows can remove it immediately, before someone hits the dangerous obstacles. Rocks can be as large as boulders several feet in diameter. Maintenance personnel patrol highways with a history of rockfall. Rocks fall from hillsides when disrupted by changing weather, earth movement, etc.

· District 6 Operational Contacts

Maintenance Foreman Areas

· Arco, Mackay, Challis
· Ashton, Island Park
· Dubois, Mud Lake
· Idaho Falls Area Vicinity
· Idaho Falls, Irwin
· Rigby
· Salmon, Leadore, Gibbonsville
· Sugar City, Driggs

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