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Idaho Embarks on a Summer-long Project to Maintain Seven Treasure Valley Bridges

June 20, 2016 - in Bridges, Maintenance, Projects

BOISE– Starting next week, the Idaho Transportation Department will initiate a summer-long project to maintain seven bridges across the Treasure Valley, funded through new user fees. Five of the bridges are located on Interstate 84 between Boise and Nampa,…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $2 Million for Emergency Repairs to Federal Roads in Idaho, Oregon and Washington

June 7, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $2 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from…

Idaho Contracts 17 Critical-Need Transportation Projects Just Months After Funding

April 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

BOISE - Less than three months after the Idaho Legislature approved the use of surplus from the General Fund, all 17 critical-need transportation projects…

Idaho Looking for Alternative Transportation Project Applications through June 1

BOISE - Ensuring mobility throughout the state frequently involves more than just a passenger vehicle and a highway — it also involves bicycle and pedestrian mobility — so the Idaho Transportation Department, through the Transportation Alternatives Program…

Pocatello’s South Valley Connector Named APWA Rocky Mountain Project of the Year

The long-awaited South Valley Connector project in Pocatello was named the 2016 Project of the Year March 21 by the Rocky Mountain chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The Idaho Transportatin Department served as the resident engineer on…

Southern Idaho Bridge Work Continues, Road Work Season Beginning

March 9, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

SHOSHONE – Warmer temperatures in southern Idaho mean more than trees budding and grass growing — they also signal the start of another busy year of construction and maintenance on area roadways. While several bridge projects are ongoing from 2015, new…

FHWA Releases $500,000 in Emergency Relief Funds for Rock Slide Damage in Central Idaho

WASHINGTON—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $500,000 in Emergency Relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) to help repair damage caused…

Jason Minzghor Named Idaho Transportation Department’s New Eastern Idaho District Engineer

February 22, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, People, Transportation

RIGBY - Jason B. Minzghor (pronounced MINCE-gurr), who has served the transportation community in northern Idaho for nearly 17 years, is the new District 6 engineer for the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Minzghor will assume leadership of District…

Landslide West of Elk City Buries Section of Idaho 14 in Tons of Debris

February 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Roads

LEWISTON - A major landslide on the afternoon of Thurs., Feb. 18, buried a 500-foot section of Idaho 14 about 10 miles west of Elk City in rock and debris nearly 40 feet deep. Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) crews are developing, with the aid of geologists…

ITD Exploring Wildlife-detection System in Northern Idaho to Improve Driver Safety

February 12, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

NORTHERN IDAHO - Collisions between wildlife and vehicles can be a big problem, and common in rural states such as Idaho. Those collisions account for more than $8.4 billion nationwide each year, and cost Idaho a total of nearly $20 million last year. The…