How do you attract the public to a corridor study meeting
or a public hearing?
In addition to flyers and personal visits, commuters traveling
Chinden Boulevard in Garden City last week were provided another
form of notification about two public open houses for an upcoming
District 3s new public notice signs made their debut
on the shoulders of the busy Treasure Valley highway (U.S.
20/26) this week.
These signs will prove to be an invaluable tool in
the departments effort to involve the public in our
decision-making processes, said ITD Public Involvement
Coordinator Gwen Smith.
It is critical that we provide commuters, residents
and business owners with ample notification that we value
their input on upcoming projects. These signs allow us to
supply notice for public meetings, hearings and open houses
directly in the back yards of those people who may be affected.
The signs, or sandwich boards, consist of a type
two barricade affixed with a reflective sign that reads, Idaho
Transportation Department Public Notice.
It has been a long, tedious, team effort, from coming
up with the concept to actually seeing the finished product
on the roadside, said District 3 Public Affairs Specialist
Mollie McCarty. It never would have happened without
the help of Brett Purvis in the sign shop, Rich Rabe, the
shop superintendent, and Bryant Kuechle in public affairs
for really getting the project off the drawing board and into