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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.


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

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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Idaho one of only two western states to win multiple regional transportation awards

June 29, 2017
BOISE - Two Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) efforts -- a massive clean up of a landslide in north-central Idaho, and...
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ITD gearing up for eclipse chasers

May 23, 2017
Preparations at ITD Headquarters and in the districts are well underway for the 2017 total solar eclipse. Officials throughout the...
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Traffic sensors will aid traffic flow on I-15 during upcoming construction

March 21, 2017
Bluetooth-based roadway sensors in the Interstate 15 median will provide real-time travel information during construction starting later this spring.
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Construction List

Highway Construction in East Idaho

  • For current construction and traffic details go to:

    511.idaho.gov

     

  • For ITD Projects & Map Location go to: itdprojects.org

I-15 construction


State Highways | Idaho Routes


Planning & Design

Projects in Planning or Design Phases




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 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, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Washington, Valley
Shona Tonkin, 208-334-8341

Ken Couch, 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: 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: 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