The Idaho Transportation Board’s final road tour of the year this week in District 5 will focus on southeastern Idaho. Wednesday the board will participate in a reopening ceremony in Franklin for a recently completed U.S. 91 project that expanded 20 miles of historic highway into a divided four-lane route.
Board members will have lunch in Lava Hot Springs with local officials before traveling to Pocatello for the last Forum on Transportation Investment meeting Wednesday and the regular business on Thursday.
Business meeting discussion
During winter months, crews routinely patrol the roadways to update the 511 Traveler Services site on the Internet and provide phone-based road reports. Standard practice is that debris discovered during these frequent winter patrols is dealt with upon discovery. Law enforcement officers also routinely report instances of roadside debris and hazards.
City of Boise Landscaping
Because the Federal Highways Administration has landscape requirements on some highways, District 3 is exploring several options:
ITD staff members will explain the options to the board, although no final decision has been made by the Boise City Council.
Limited English Proficiency
Discrimination by failing to adequately provide services to limited English proficient individuals is a violation. The board will consider Director’s Memorandum #32 that outlines the department’s responsibilities to ensure compliance with the limited English proficiency requirements.