ITD seeks feedback on project to improve SH-44 from I-84 to Star Road at open houses

I-84 and SH-44 junction

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is hosting two open houses next week to present and gather feedback on alternative alignments for State Highway 44 from Interstate 84 to Star Road. ITD will collect feedback from the public both at the in-person open house and via an online survey.

Details for the open houses are below:

  • Wednesday, April 3, at Star Fire Protection District at 11665 W State Street, Ste. B in Star – 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (drop in anytime)
  • Thursday, April 4, at Middleton Middle School at 511 W Main Street in Middleton – 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (drop in anytime)

The same information will be available at both in-person open houses. A virtual open house with identical information will also be available from April 3 through April 17 at:

“We encourage everyone to join us at an upcoming open house to share their feedback. Your input is crucial as we make informed decisions to advance this project, meeting both the present needs and future travel demands in this growing area,” Project Manager Mark Wasdahl said.

In this initial study phase, ITD is implementing the Federal Highway Administration’s Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) process to identify and screen transportation improvements. Once improvements have been chosen, the project will transition into the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) phase.

To learn more about the project and sign up for email updates, please visit: