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Lisa Applebee, left, District 3 Design, answered questions Wednesday about ITD's five-year construction plan as part of a transportation fair at the Social Security Office Building in Boise. The event also included representatives from Commuteride, COMPASS (Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho) and ValleyRide.

Insurance enrollment forms to be available online
The Group Insurance Office of the Department of Administration announced this week that Blue Cross will have an online form available to help state employees complete the new enrollment process. The form should be accessible from the Blue Cross web site by the first day of open enrollment, May 1.


Orchard to Gowen project wins award for public campaign
A public involvement campaign for an ITD corridor study recently received two awards. The Orchard to Gowen publicity campaign received an Award of Distinction and the campaign logo received honorable mention from the Communicator Awards. The Award of Distinction is the second highest level award.

Engineers In Training share experiences at conference
Aspiring Idaho Transportation Department engineers learned from each other and from their professional mentors last week when they participated in the annual two-day Engineer In Training conference in Pocatello.

Eastern Idaho provides input on U.S. 20 corridor
Two public information meetings about a corridor study along U.S. 20 were held in District 6 this week (April 14 and 15). The open-house style meetings gave residents the opportunity to offer feedback...

Culdesac group honored for cleanup efforts
The Culdesac Gem Community organization has been sponsoring “She-bang Days” for the past six years as a way to generate money for community projects. Wanting to put the best face possible on Culdesac, the group joined the Idaho Transportation Department’s Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program in 2003. The first-year AAH participant was honored as the top group in District 2 today.

Arts & crafts fair scheduled Friday, April 23
DOROLCO, the employee organization, will sponsor its first-ever spring arts and crafts sale Friday (April 23) in the Headquarters Lobby. The event will include handmade arts and crafts and quality, “flea market” items. the sale will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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