Posts Tagged ‘ Idaho Transportation Department ’

State installs variable speed-limit signs on I-15

Dec 10th, 2015 | By
Submitted photo
The Idaho Transportation Department has been installing variable speed-limit signs on Interstate 15 north of Osgood. Officials hope the signs, which can be lowered wirelessly in areas susceptible to dust storms, will help prevent vehicle pileups like this one that occurred in 2007.

By Kendra Evensen Drivers traveling on Interstate 15 north of Osgood in Bonneville County will have to pay closer attention to speed limits in the future. That’s because they could change throughout the day depending on weather conditions. The Idaho Transportation Department has been installing solar-powered variable-speed signs that it can lower wirelessly when an
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Idaho still waiting for REAL ID extension

Oct 15th, 2015 | By

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press BOISE — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has not responded to Idaho’s latest request for an extension from enforcing tougher federal ID requirements for those who want access to certain federal buildings and eventually commercial flights, according to the Idaho Transportation Department. This means Idaho is in a temporary
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Officials credit diamond design for fewer crashes at I-86 interchange

Oct 8th, 2015 | By
DOUG LINDLEY/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL

   Officials say the new Interstate 86 diverging diamond interchange in Chubbuck is safer than the interchange it replaced.

By DEBBIE BRYCE For the Journal CHUBBUCK — Corey Krantz, a traffic engineer with the Idaho Transportation Department, said the continuous left-flow design at the intersection of Interstate 86 and Yellowstone Avenue in Chubbuck has reduced crashes at the intersection since its opening more than a year ago. The diverging diamond interchange, built by Ralph
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Construction seminar set for March 13

Mar 4th, 2015 | By

POCATELLO — A seminar on marketing and bidding in the construction industry will be March 13 from 8 a.m. to noon at 1651 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello, with instructor Steve “Kiwi” Hunt presenting the topics of “Finding the Right Person,” “Choosing the Right Marketing Materials,” “Networking,” “Plans and Specs,” “Estimating” and “Submitting Bids.” A light
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Blackfoot airport to get $414K in upgrades

Sep 16th, 2014 | By
DOUG LINDLEY/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL
   The Blackfoot airport will get more than $414,000 in upgrades.

BY KENDRA EVENSEN kevensen@journalnet.com   BLACKFOOT — The McCarley Field airport near Blackfoot will soon get much-needed upgrades, according to city officials.   Mayor Paul Loomis said they will be replacing the existing runway lights, which were installed three or four decades ago, with LED lights.   “It will be brighter and a lot safer,” he
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THE ROAD AHEAD: South Valley Connector project moves forward

Aug 25th, 2014 | By
DOUG LINDLEY/IDAHO STATE JOURNAL
   The South Valley Connector lays in wait for phase 2 to begin after the bid is done.

BY MICHAEL H. O’DONNELL modonnell@journalnet.com   POCATELLO — Progress on the South Valley Connector project will continue with bids for the second and most expensive phase of the project scheduled to go out in about three weeks now that the Idaho Transportation Department has allowed the city to pay its share of the project in four payments.
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Chubbuck exchange wins regional award

Jul 23rd, 2014 | By
The diverging diamond design project for the Chubbuck exchange
over Interstate 86 was the western regional winner of the America’s
Transportation Award in the “Under Budget, Small Project” category at the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2014 conference. (Submitted art.)

CHUBBUCK — The Chubbuck Road Interchange reconstruction over Interstate 86, the state’s first Diverging Diamond Interchange design, was named western regional winner of the America’s Transportation Award in the “Under Budget, Small Project” category at the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2014 conference in Albuquerque, N.M. The region includes 15 western states. It was a record-breaking year for the America’s Transportation Awards, as more state DOTs than ever
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Interstate speed limits to increase

Jul 15th, 2014 | By

   Traffic on Interstate 15, 84 and 86 will get a little faster beginning in August when the speed limit increases to 80 miles per hour. The speed limit for trucks will be increased to 70 mph.   Following a review of engineering and traffic safety reports, the Idaho Transportation Board approved a plan on
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Public comment sought in July on selecting ITD projects

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By

   BOISE — The Idaho Transportation Department is seeking public comment from July 1 to July 30 on the FY 2015-19 draft of the Idaho Transportation Investment Program, or ITIP.   The ITIP is a five-year “roadmap” for planning and developing transportation projects, including: Highways and bridges, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, highway safety, railroad crossing
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Idaho to hike speed limits to 80 mph on some roads Tuesday

Jun 27th, 2014 | By
UDOT PHOTO
   This 80 mph speed-limit sign is in Utah. Idaho is following suit in raising the speed limit on some roads to 80 mph starting Tuesday.

BY DEBBIE BRYCE For the Journal BOISE — Beginning Tuesday, the speed limit on Idaho’s interstates will increase to 80 mph. It’s the first time the speed limit has been adjusted in 20 years, and not everyone is happy about it.   In a press release Monday, AAA Idaho said the group was concerned about
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