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Idaho Summit Focuses on Freight Movement in the State

January 20, 2016 - in Announcement, Transportation

BOISE -- Developing a statewide strategic plan for moving freight in Idaho will be the goal of the Idaho Freight Summit Wednesday, Feb. 10 in Boise. Idaho Freight Summit: Freight – Driving Idaho’s Economy will be hosted by the Idaho Transportation Department…

Idaho Selects General Fund Surplus Transportation Projects

December 18, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Transportation

BOISE -- The Idaho Transportation Board selected 17 road and bridge projects that will be funded by General Surplus as authorized by the 2015 Legislature…

Central Idaho Mining Area the Focus of Newly Published Water-Quality Study

December 14, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Geological Survey todaypublished results of a three-year water-quality study in the historical Stibnite Mining District of central…

Cedar Draw Bridge Replacement South of Wendell Begins

November 10, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate, Design/Engineering

WENDELL – The first of two small bridges to be replaced on Idaho 46 is expected to begin this week and will impact traffic through the winter months. The first bridge project starts Nov. 9 at the Cedar Draw crossing between 1700 and 1800 East Roads between…

U.S. 20 Interchanges In Idaho Save Lives

November 3, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Roads

RIGBY - The interchanges on U.S. 20 between Idaho Falls and Sugar City have helped reduce serious-injury crashes despite increased traffic levels and higher speed limits. Serious-injury crashes have dropped from an average of 80 in 2000 to 38 in 2015, and…

ITD’s Southeastern Idaho Office Earns StormReady Designation for Winter Preparations

October 23, 2015 - in Maintenance, Roads

POCATELLO - The slick winter-driving season is not yet here, but it soon will be, and Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) maintenance crews are already preparing. Looking ahead to apply necessary skills in order to save lives and property is one of the attributes…

Declining Water Levels Pose Challenges for Eastern Idaho Aquifer Monitoring

June 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho —Last summer, water levels reached all-time lows in 177 wells used to monitor the eastern Snake River Plain aquifer at and near the Idaho National Laboratory. As the region goes through its third year of drought, U.S. Geological Survey…

Blasch is New Director of USGS Idaho Water Science Center

June 15, 2015 - in People, Water

BOISE, Idaho, June 15, 2015—Dr. Kyle W. Blasch begins work today as the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Idaho Water Science Center, headquartered in Boise. He previously served as Assistant Director of the USGS Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center.…

Idaho Rolls Out a New Public Transportation Website

June 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Transportation

BOISE, June 10, 2015 – A new innovative website from the Idaho Transportation Department’s Public Transportation Group provides information for public transit throughout Idaho. The public transportation link can be found on the left-hand side of ITD’s…

History, Archaeology Preserved in Award-winning Sandpoint Project

February 23, 2015 - in Construction, Projects

COEUR D'ALENE - The construction of an alternate route for U.S. 95 through Sandpoint several years ago has already been recognized numerous times. On Jan. 7, another award was added to the list — this time for the archaeological work initiated before construction…