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Transportation board approves its largest ITIP

 
September 22, 2022

The Idaho Transportation Board approved the recommended FY2023-2029 Idaho Transportation Investment Program (ITIP) today during its monthly meeting in Boise. The ITIP is the department's seven-year investment plan, and reflects unprecedented funding levels created by Governor Brad Little's "Leading Idaho" initiatives and supported by the Idaho Legislature. This resulted in the most projects, and the largest ITIP that the department has ever had.

The approved ITIP includes the Highways, Public Transportation, and Aeronautics programs. It also includes summarized preliminary engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and construction costs for each project. It is updated and approved annually.

Projects listed in Boundary County include the Highway 95 Reconstruction Project from Labrosse Hill Street to Alderson Lane in 2024, sealcoating Highway 2 from Three Mile Junction to the Montana state line in 2024, a new railroad crossing signal on Schoolhouse Road in Naples in 2025, pavement rehabilitation on Highway 95 from mile 515.5 to Highway 1 in 2024, installation of turn bays and acceleration lanes as well as street lights at the intersections of Highway 2 with Roosevelt Avenue and Blume Hill Road in 2023, sealcoating and replacement of substandard guard rails and curb on Highway 95 between miles 507.9 and 515.5 in 2025, reconstruction of Highway 95 at McArthur Lake in 2023, pavement rehabilitation on Highway 95 from the south end of Deep Creek Loop to Brown Creek Road in 2025, improve and resurface Schoolhouse Road in 2023, bridge deck preservation and preventive maintenance on the Moyie Bridge in 2027, installation of turn bays and lighting on Highway 95 at the Elmira, Mountain Meadows and Kootenai Trail Road intersections in 2029, upgrade the Deep Creek Loop railroad crossing south of Bonners Ferry in 2025, upgrade the railroad crossing on Blume Hill Road in 2027, upgrade the railroad crossing on Lions Den Road in 2028 and the Naples School Safety Improvement Project in 2025,

Public comments and requests submitted this year through regional outreach workshops held between March and the end of August, as well as through the department’s social-media channels, were considered.

“Involving the Idaho road user and taxpayer in our transportation-planning process provides the most thorough document that combines public input and our own engineering guidance to create a comprehensive plan that best fits community needs across the state,” said Idaho Transportation Board Chairman Bill Moad.

The plan will next be submitted to the Federal Highway Administration for approval.

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