BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is seeking public comment until August 2 on the FY 2020-2026 draft of the Idaho Transportation Program (ITIP), and all transportation stakeholders are encouraged to participate.
The ITIP is a seven-year "roadmap" for planning and developing transportation projects including:
- Highways and bridges
- Bike and pedestrian facilities
- Highway safety
- Railroad crossing safety
- Public transportation
- Transportation planning
ITD is offering an online, interactive map allowing users to choose specific project categories. Users can learn about work planned for any area of Idaho they are interested in. You can view the Idaho Transportation Project Map and view the draft ITIP here.
The projects begin in 2020 and will go through 2026. Some big upcoming projects in southwest Idaho include:
- Adding lanes to I-84 in Canyon County
- Adding lanes to U.S. 20/26 between Eagle Road and I-84
- Adding lanes to Idaho Highway 55 (Karcher Road) from Midway to Middleton Road in 2025
Your comments will help ITD determine if proposed projects meet the three main objectives of improving safety, mobility and economic opportunity.
Production of the ITIP is a year-round process relying on input from elected officials, citizens, tribal governments, other state and federal agencies, Idaho's metropolitan planning organizations, the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council and other interested organizations.
Comments can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to ITIP – Comments, Attn: Adam Rush, P.O. Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707-1129. Paper or CD copies of the ITIP will be provided upon request by contacting Rush at (208) 334-8119 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
A request for a paper copy or CD also can be mailed to: Idaho Transportation Department, Adam Rush, P.O. Box 7129, Boise, ID 83707-1129.
A printed copy can be reviewed at any of ITD's district offices in Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston, Boise, Shoshone, Pocatello and Rigby.
All comments on the draft will be reviewed after August 2. After approval by the Idaho Transportation Board, the ITIP is submitted to the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.