ITD hosting public meetings on Highway 55 plan

Posted at 5:00 PM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 14:27:59-05

The Idaho Transportation Department has scheduled a series of public meetings in Valley and Adams counties to gather input on a long-range improvement plan Idaho Highway 55.

The meetings, which are identical, will be held in:

Tuesday, Jan. 26
Ashley Inn
500 N. Main Street

Wednesday, Jan. 27
McCall-Donnelly High School, Cafeteria
401 N. Mission Street

New Meadows
Thursday, Jan. 28
Meadows-Valley School, Cafeteria
500 N. Miller Street

ITD is asking participants to arrive at either 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. At each of those times, a formal presentation will be given, followed by a question-and-answer session.

“When complete, the Idaho 55 Corridor Plan will guide policies and projects important to the future of the highway during the next twenty years,” said ITD spokesman Adam Rush.

“To develop the plan, the transportation department is studying Idaho 55 between New Meadows and Marsing. Safety and traffic are being analyzed, as well as environmental issues throughout the corridor and in each county. The corridor plan is based on community input, engineering analysis, and city and county planning goals,” Rush added.

ITD said Idaho 55 is an important north-south route that supports daily commuters, recreational traffic, long-haul trucking companies and agricultural companies.

The Idaho 55 Corridor Plan will address 134 miles of highway in six counties.