ITD Projects South-Central Idaho Idaho 75 Timmerman To Ketchum

Idaho 75 Timmerman To Ketchum



Project Facts
Project Number: STP-F-2392(035)
Key Number: 3077

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) in cooperation with The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and received the signed Record of Decision (ROD) from FHWA on August 13, 2008. The environmental approval clears the way to proceed with preliminary design of critical segments of the Timmerman to Ketchum corridor. ITD personnel will be reviewing anticipated design work and determining funding flow for critical phasing of projects as outlined in the FEIS.

Project Description

The Idaho 75 Timmerman to Ketchum project includes the highway corridor from Timmerman Junction (US-20 and SH-75 intersection) north to the City of Ketchum. The 27-mile corridor is the primary passageway for north-south travel to destination resorts, Wood River Valley commerce, and recreational opportunities. The overall goal of the project is to increase transportation safety for all users of SH-75.

The main purpose of the project is to increase the capacity of SH-75 to accommodate existing traffic loads while anticipating future highway demands to the year 2025. Since environmental approval has been attained, ITD will be moving ahead with the preliminary design of strategic sections of the corridor.

Preliminary design of the project will include four primary phases as outlined in the FEIS – Timber Way to Hospital Drive South, Hospital Drive South to Elkhorn Road, McKercher to Alturas Drive, and wetland mitigation development at the Boulder Flats site north of Ketchum. In the months ahead ITD personnel will interview consultants, preparing the funding flow for each design segment, and visiting with area stakeholders to firm up local needs. Project activities in the near term include an aerial survey of the corridor, ground survey to establish existing and required right of way, and preliminary engineering within the four primary phases listed above.

Additional projects in the Idaho 75 Timmerman to Ketchum corridor are currently on hold until additional funds
become available for highway expansion development.

Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related regulations and directives. ITD assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any ITD service, program, or activity. The department also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with Limited English Proficiency.

Corridor Projects

Timber Way to Big Wood River Bridge

Big Wood River Bridge to Elkhorn Road

Timmerman Jct. to Ketchum Wetland Mitigation

Press Releases
  1. Idaho 75 Timmerman to Ketchum Project Record of Decision
  2. Phasing for Timmerman to Ketchum project slated for immediate start

  3. Record of Decision
    1. Record of Decision
    2. Appendix A
    3. Signature Page

    4. Final EIS
      1. Entire Final EIS (27 Mb)
      2. COVER PAGE
      3. SIGNATURE PAGE
      4. TABLE OF CONTENTS
      5. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      6. INTRODUCTION
      7. CHAPTER 1.0 PURPOSE AND NEED
      8. CHAPTER 2.0 ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED
      9. CHAPTER 3.0 AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT
      10. CHAPTER 4.0 TRANSPORTATION IMPACTS
      11. CHAPTER 5.0 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
      12. CHAPTER 6.0 COMMENTS AND COORDINATION
      13. CHAPTER 7.0 FINDINGS, MITIGATION, AND COMMITMENTS
      14. CHAPTER 8.0 FEDERAL AND STATE ACTIONS AND PERMITS REQUIRED
      15. REFERENCES
      16. LIST OF PREPARERS
      17. INDEX
      18. Appendix A
      19. Appendix B
      20. Appendix C
      21. Appendix D

        Email Mike Scott to get copies of Appendix D on CD as the total size is over 350 Mb.

        mike.scott@itd.idaho.gov

      Contact Information
      1. Project Manager

        Mike Scott
        (208) 886-7806
        mike.scott@itd.idaho.gov