Seal coating to begin in Preston next week

Diagram of existing and new pavement markings for US-91 (State St) in Preston

The change will return US-91 (State Street) to a 4-lane road through the city of Preston. PRESTON – On August 25th the Idaho Transportation Department will begin a $433,000 chip seal coating operation on State Street in Preston. At the request of the city, ITD will also restripe the road to return … Read more

Snake River Crossing Study underway to find solutions for current and future traffic demands

Image of Snake River Canyon in South-central Idaho

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is conducting a study to evaluate potential transportation improvements to address congestion and mobility at existing Snake River crossings that connect Twin Falls and Jerome counties. The study will look at a range of alternatives such as improvements to the existing road network, an additional crossing over … Read more

First widening project begins on SH-53 near Hauser

The first of several projects to add a center left turn lane to most of State Highway 53 from the Washington state line to Rathdrum begins next week. “SH-53 serves more than 12,000 vehicles a day, including many drivers who commute between Washington and Idaho,” Project Manager Megan Koski said. Work over the next two … Read more

Idaho awarded $30.9M in Federal grants to modernize transportation statewide

Idaho received nearly $30.9M in grant funding August 11 from the Federal government to update, improve and modernize transportation across the Gem State. The funding comes through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program, which helps urban and rural communities move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and … Read more

Construction begins Sunday night on US-95 near Sagle

The Idaho Transportation Department is beginning the second phase of construction on U.S. Highway 95 between Sagle Road and Lakeshore Drive to increase safety for drivers on the highway and reduce delays for drivers turning onto it. Impacts to traffic will begin during the evening hours of Sunday, August 14. For approximately two weeks, crews … Read more