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Tag Archives: Idaho Transportation Department

Committee recommends Idaho allow autonomous vehicles (access required)

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A gubernatorial committee on autonomous vehicles has issued a draft report recommending Idaho allow their testing and deployment, but with sidebars to ensure roadways remain safe for everyone, including pedestrians and bicyclists. The most recent meeting, held on Oct. 16, ...

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‘Dig once’ policy could improve Idaho internet (access required)

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The most expensive part of installing fiber optic cabling to provide high-speed broadband internet to a community is the hole. Because entities such as roads, utilities and irrigation districts regularly dig up the ground anyway, some people are calling for ...

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I-84 will be widened between Franklin Boulevard and Karcher Road in Nampa (access required)

Construction to widen Interstate 84 in Nampa to three lanes between Franklin Boulevard and Karcher Road should start sometime in October after an Aug. 29 confirmation of a $90.2 million federal grant. This $150 million projects widens another 2.8 miles ...

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Runway at Caldwell airport will get new asphalt (access required)

Caldwell Industrial Airport, Idaho’s busiest, has won a $2.148 million federal Airport Improvement Program grant to replace its 31-year-old cracking asphalt runway. The Federal Aviation Administration announced the grant June 8 as part of a $677 million program that awarded ...

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City plans to face off with ITD over Front and Myrtle streets (access required)

Formal suggestions to make the Front and Myrtle commuter corridor in downtown Boise more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly will be submitted to the Idaho Transportation Department in summer, a city official said. These suggestions are the outgrowth of a 2017 alternatives ...

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