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Transportation Department clearing Highway 95 rockslide (access required)

ITD crews working on the repair of Old Pollock Road prior to opening it as a detour.

After three weeks, the debris from the rockslide between Pollock and Riggins was still sitting on US-95. After two rock fall events within one week, the Idaho Transportation Department stopped work to monitor the safety of the area before allowing ...

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To attract, retain diverse workforce, start with self-reflection

Diversity on the jobsite and within the various departments of a construction company has numerous benefits, but building and retaining a truly diverse workforce takes an unwavering commitment to equity within organization walls. That commitment requires organizations to invest in ...

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Parky McParkface? Newest Boise park in search of a name (access required)

The staging ground for the construction of the office building at 11th and Idaho in downtown Boise is the site of a yet-unnamed future park. Construction of the park will begin as soon as the building at 11th and Idaho is complete.

The new downtown city park to be built later this year at the corner of 11th and Bannock is suffering from the lack of a name. The new park was the subject of several motions and presentations at the July ...

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Idaho Falls will finally get its Costco store in August (access required)

The Idaho Falls Costco under construction on July 11. Photo by Sean Clark.

In just one month, Costco will open up in Idaho Falls. For years, eastern Idaho has had a curious balance with membership warehouse stores: the Sam’s Club was in Idaho Falls and the Costco was in Pocatello. This was little ...

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As remote work spreads, will corporate offices disappear? (access required)

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Elliott Holt was always firmly opposed to letting employees work from home. “There’s no control over it,” says the CEO of a Nashville-based medical records company. “We like to be in control.” With MediCopy growing at breakneck ...

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Idaho firm delays phosphate rock reactor cleaning project (access required)

Idaho open pit phosphate mining in the Caribou Range. Photo courtesy of the National Forest Service.

Itafos Conda will change the scope of its yearly downtime for maintenance and inspection because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a July 10 news release from the phosphate company, the annual July “plant turnaround” will be cut back to ...

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Nick Grover joins CSHQA as Architect-in-Training I

Nick Grover has joined CSHQA as Architect-in-Training I in the Boise office, bringing prior experience in the construction/ architecture industry to the firm. Grover will continue to gain knowledge while creating construction documents and providing general architectural support for various commercial ...

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2020 Top Projects construction award finalists announced (access required)

COVID-19 may have slowed the state’s economy, but construction work is still going strong. The Idaho Business Review is pleased to recognize many of these outstanding projects as finalists for the 2020 Top Projects award program, now in its 16th ...

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ITD paves the way to update popular backcountry airstrip (access required)

The rehabilitation project at the Garden Valley airstrip.

When people think of Idaho Transportation Department construction projects, rebuilding a grass airstrip in the middle of the mountains is probably not what comes to mind, but that’s what just happened 50 miles north of Boise. In late April, ITD ...

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