To meet the needs of a rapidly growing state, ITD has engaged in a number of initiatives to improve the delivery of transportation services. The improvement and modernization of the department’s facilities is an essential part of transforming transportation in Idaho.
Working with a number of partners, including the Idaho State Police, the Department of Administration’s Division of Public Works and a consultant, ITD developed a facilities master plan. The plan includes recommendations for remodeling and/or considerations for new construction and in some cases relocating.
In the Treasure Valley, attention is focused on the Headquarters campus on State Street and on the District 3 Office and maintenance complex located on Chinden Boulevard.
Since the main building was constructed, new fire, life-safety, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and structural requirements have been adopted.
Minor remodeling of the existing buildings would require bringing facilities into compliance with all current codes. All three main buildings must have fire sprinklers, based on size and occupancy. In addition, smoke, fire and alarm systems must be updated.
Cost of these improvements could exceed the cost of constructing new facilities.
Given current access and egress problems on heavily traveled Chinden Boulevard and the facilities’ “negative impact on neighbors,” the District 3 offices should be relocated to an area better suited for industrial uses, according to the facilities study.